Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Kudô Suketsune (R), Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Jûrô Sukenari (C), and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Gorô Tokimune (L)

「工藤祐経」四代目中村芝翫  「十郎祐成」十三代目市村羽左衛門  「五郎時宗」初代河原崎権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunihisa II (Japanese, 1832–1891), Publisher Kagiya Shôbei (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 x 76.4 cm (14 1/4 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36768a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Sakigake Wakaki no Taimen
Play (main feature): Chie no Haru Tosa-e no Sayaate
Theater: Ichimura
鶴春土佐画鞘当(ちよのはるとさえのさやあて)
魁若木対面(さきがけわかきのたいめん)、富本
 市村、二番目大切

Signed

Kunihisa ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
国久画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 12 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Koizumi Hori Kane (R), Ejima ... (C), Hori Ko-Kane (L)

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