Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Washizuka Sanai (R), Sawamura Tanosuke III as the Courtesan (Keisei) Shigenoi (C), and Sawamura Tosshô II as Date no Yosaku (L)

「鷲塚左内 中村芝翫」(四代目) 「けいせい重の井 沢村田之助」(三代目) 「伊達の与作 沢村訥升」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 1st month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41767a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Theater: Morita

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Takichi
改印:辰正改
彫師:彫工多吉

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