Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Kongôjin Jôroku (R), Seki Sanjûrô III as the Mother (Haha) Kataomoi, Onoe Baikô 4.6 (Kakunosuke) as the Younger Sister (Imôto) Benizara (C), and Sawamura Tanosuke III as the Stepchild (Mamako) Kakezara (L)

「金剛神畳六 中村芝翫」(四代目)  「母かたおもひ 関三十郎」(三代目)、「妹紅ざら 尾上梅孝」(4.6代目)  「まゝ子かけさら 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 3rd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Kikuya Ichibei (Japanese), Blockcutter Asakura Hori Man (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

00.1230, 00.1243, 00.1244

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1230 (left), 00.1243 (right), 00.1244 (center)

Play: Ichiban Norime Iki no Sashimono
Theater: Morita

The actor Onoe Kakunosuke used the name Onoe Baikô between 1864/2 and 1866/8 but is not recognized as an official member of the line. He is the second of the two unofficial holders of the name between Baikô IV and Baikô V.
魁駒松梅桜曙☆(いちばんのりめいきのさしもの)
 守田

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Asakura Hori Man
改印:丑三改
彫師:朝倉彫万

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock