Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as Shiranui-hime (R), Nakamura Shikan IV as Toriyama Shûsaku (C), and Ichikawa Kuzô III as Shimobe Gihei (L)

「白縫姫 沢村田之助」(三代目) 「鳥山秋作 中村芝翫」(四代目) 「下部 市川九蔵」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Izutsuya Shôkichi, Japanese, Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #94

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41841a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kinoene Soga no Daikoku Bashira
Theater: Morita

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô

改印:子二改
彫師:片田彫長

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