Actors Sawamura Tosshô I as En'ya Hangan (R), Onoe Kikugorô III as Kô no Moronô (C), and Ichikawa Ebizô V as Momonoi Wakasanosuke (L)

「ゑんや判官 沢村訥升」(初代) 「高の師直 尾上菊五郎」(三代目) 「桃の井わかさ之助 市川海老蔵」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 78.7 cm (14 15/16 x 31 in.)

Accession Number

11.40644a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Kunisada ga (on right and center sheets), Gototei Kunisada ga (on left sheet)

国貞画 五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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