Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Sasaki Tôzaburô (R), Ôtani Tomoemon V as Miuranosuke (C), and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Toki-hime (L)

「佐々木藤三郎 中村芝翫」(四代目)  「三浦之助 大谷友右衛門」(五代目)  「時ひめ 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 8th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41851a-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 ga (on each sheet)

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 8 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Tashichi (on center sheet)

改印:丑八改
彫師:彫工多七

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