Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as Jôruri-hime (R), Nakamura Fukusuke II as Ushiwakamaru (C), and Ichikawa Kuzô III as Mikuriya Kisanta (L)

「浄瑠璃姫 沢村田之助」(三代目) 「牛若丸 中村福助」(二代目) 「御厨の喜三太 市川九蔵」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 3rd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Izutsuya Shôkichi, Japanese, Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41736a-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 ga (on each sheet)

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ei

改印:丑三改
彫師:彫栄

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