Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as Hiranoya Kôjirô (R), Bandô Sanpachi V as Tôji's Student (Teiji) Kane, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Wakokubashi Tôji (C), and Ichimura Kakitsu IV as the Pickpocket (Kinchakukiri) Takemon no Tora (L)

「平野屋幸三郎 沢村訥升」(二代目) 「藤次弟子兼 坂東三八」(五代目)、「和国橋藤次 市川小団次」(四代目)  「巾着切竹門虎 市村家橘」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.22306-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.22306 (left), 11.22307 (right), 11.22308 (center)

Play (second feature): Sandai Banashi Kôza no Shinsaku
Play (main feature): Chô Chidori Suma no Kumiuchi
Theater: Ichimura
三題咄高座新作(さんだいばなしこうざのしんさく)
蝶千鳥須磨組討(ちょうちどりすまのくみうち)
市村、二番目
 1863、文久03

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 2 aratame (upside down)
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Chô
改印:亥二改
彫師: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: August 3, 1911)

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