Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Toneri Matsuômaru (R), Ichikawa Kuzô III as Toneri Umeômaru (C), and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Toneri Sakuramaru (L)

「舎人松王丸」四代目中村芝翫  「舎人梅王丸」三代目市川九蔵  「舎人桜丸」三代目沢村田之助

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 9th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Sennosuke (Hori Sennosuke) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41723a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Nakamura
菅原伝授手習鑑(すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ)
 中村

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 9 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Sugawa Hori
改印:寅九改
彫師:須川彫

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