Actors Onoe Kikugorô V as Ôtsuki Kurando, Iwai Hanshirô VIII as Taga's Mistress (Mekake) Osai no kata (R), Ichikawa Sadanji I as Masao no tsubone (C), and Iwai Komurasaki III as Tamazasa (L)

「大月蔵人 尾上菊五郎」(五代目)、「多賀妾お才の方 岩井半四郎」(八代目)  「政尾局 市川左団次」(初代)  「玉笹 岩井小紫」(三代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1879 (Meiji 12), 11th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Blockcutter Asai Ginjirô (Hori Gin) (Japanese, 1844–1894)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-7485 (R), 100-7486 (C), 100-7487 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41714a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kagamiyama Nishiki no Momijiba
Theater: Shin Tomi

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (on left sheet)

豊原国周筆

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Ginjirô

彫師:彫工銀次郎

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