Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Kiichi Hôgen (R), Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Minazuru-hime (C), and Sawamura Tosshô II as Torazô, Actually (Jitsu wa) Ushiwaka (L)

「鬼市法限 中村芝翫」(四代目)  「皆づる姫 坂東三津五郎」(六代目) 「とら蔵 実は牛若 沢村訥升」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Masudaya Ginjirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.38730a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunisada hitsu (on each sheet)

国貞筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:卯九改
彫師:なし

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