Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as Gennosuke (R), Iwai Shijaku II as Umegae (C), and Sawamura Kitô as Ikuyo (L)

「源之助 沢村訥升」(二代目)  「梅ヶ枝 岩井紫若」(二代目)  「幾世 沢村其答」

Japanese
Meiji era
1870 (Meiji 3), 5th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Yorozuya Magobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-6047 (R), 100-6048 (C), 100-6049 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41743a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hana Ayame Katami Ezôshi
Theater: Morita
花菖紀念画双紙(はなあやめかたみえぞうし)
 守田

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 5 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午五改
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