Actors Onoe Taganojô II as Teriha (R); Nakamura Shikan IV as Namiroku, Actually (Jitsu wa) Shinpei (C); Sawamura Tosshô II as the Wife (Tsuma) Koito, and Ichikawa Kuzô III as Samezô (L)

「てり葉 尾上多賀之丞」(二代目)   「浪六 実は真平 中村芝翫」 (四代目)   「妻小いと 沢村訥升」(二代目)、「鮫蔵 市川九蔵」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keio 4/Meiji 1), 7th month
Publisher Tamaya Sôsuke, Blockcutter Tanaka Hori Ushi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-3447 (R), 201-3448 (C), 201-3449 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41768a-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 hitsu (on each sheet)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ushi (on right sheet), Tanaka Hori Ushi (on center sheet)
改印:辰七改
彫師:彫牛 田中彫牛

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