Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as Inosuke's Wife (Nyôbô) Oshizu (R), Nakamura Shikan IV as Hagiwara Inosuke (C), Ichikawa Kuzô III as the Bad Priest (Akubô) Donnen, and Sawamura Tosshô II as Kametani Tamonnosuke (L)

「猪助女房おしづ 沢村田之助」(三代目) 「萩原猪助 中村芝翫」(四代目) 「悪坊どんねん 市川九蔵」(三代目)、「亀谷多門之助 沢村訥升」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.38753a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:子二改
彫師:なし

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