Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Tenmoku Sunosuke (R), Sawamura Tanosuke III as the Older Daughter (Anemusume) Kakezara (C), and Ichikawa Kuzô III as Wakato Shinkichi (L)

「天目須之助 中村芝翫」(四代目)  「姉娘かけ皿 沢村田之助」(三代目)  「若徒新吉 市川九蔵」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 4th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-6494 (R), 100-6495 (C), 100-6496 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41730a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ichiban Nori Meiki no Sashimono
Theater: Morita

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 4 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Tashichi (on center sheet only)

改印:丑四改
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