Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Kajiwara Heizô (R), Onoe Kikugorô V as Igami no Gonta (C), Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Osato, and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Koremori (L)

「梶原平三 中村芝翫」(四代目)   「 いがみの権太 尾上菊五郎」(五代目)   「おさと 坂東三津五郎」(六代目)、「惟盛 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1871 (Meiji 4), 11th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese), Blockcutter Hori Toyo (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-4474 (R), 100-4475 (C), 100-4476 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41745a-c

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yoshitsune Senbonzakura
Theaters: Nakamura, Ichimura
義経千本桜(よしつねせんぼんざくら)
 中村・市村

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (on right and center sheets)
豊原国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 11 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Toyo
改印:未十一改ヵ
彫師:ホリトヨ

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection