Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Kudô Suketsune (R), Sawamura Tanosuke III as Maizuru-hime (C), Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Jûrô Sukenari, and Kawarazaki Sanshô (=Gonjûrô I) as Gorô Tokimune (L)

「工藤祐経 中村芝翫」(四代目)  「舞鶴姫 沢村田之助」(三代目)  「十郎祐成 市村家橘」(四代目)、「五郎時宗 河原崎三升」(初代河原崎権十郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 12th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41840a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 12 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:丑十二改
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