Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as Kasamori Osen (R), Nakamura Shikan IV as Kakure no Mohei (C), and Ôtani Tomomatsu as Tanzaburô (L)

「笠森おせん 沢村田之助」(三代目)  「隠家茂兵衛 中村芝翫」(四代目)   「丹三郎 大谷友松」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 6th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Daijirô (Hori Dai) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 73.5 cm (14 5/16 x 28 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44455a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kaidan Tsuki no Kasamori
Theater: Morita

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 6 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Horikô Daijirô (on right and left sheets), Matsushima Hori Dai (on center sheet)

改印:丑六改
彫師:ホリ工大次郎 松島彫大

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