Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as Itakura Naizen (R), Bandô Hikosaburô V as Harada Kai (C), and Ichikawa Sadanji I as Date Aki (L)

「板倉内膳 沢村訥升」(二代目) 「原田甲斐 坂東彦三郎」(五代目) 「伊達安芸 市川左団次」(初代)

Japanese
Meiji era
1876 (Meiji 9), June
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Yamamura Kinzaburô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41845a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hototogisu Date no Kikigaki
Theater: Shin Tomi
早苗鳥伊達聞書(ほととぎすだてのききがき)
 新富

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (on right and left sheets)
豊原国周筆

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