Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Nippondaemon (R), Onoe Kikugorô V as Benten Kozô, Nakamura Shikanosuke as ...suke (C), and Sawamura Tosshô II as Moritsuna (L)

「日本駄右衞門 中村芝翫」(四代目)、 「弁天小僧 尾上菊五郎」(五代目) 「 中村芝歌之助」 「盛綱 沢村訥升」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 1st month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Izumoji Manjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Utakichi (Hori Uta) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41704a-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 right and left sheets)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Uta
改印:子正改
彫師:彫卯多

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