Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as Kanai Tanigorô (R), Nakamura Nakazô III as Chiba Takuzaemon, and Ichikawa Sadanji I as Ôtake Shozô (L)

「金井谷五郎 沢村訥升」(二代目)    「千葉宅左衛門  中村仲蔵」(三代目)、「大竹初蔵 市川左団次」(初代)

Japanese
Meiji era
1870 (Meiji 3), 3rd month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41651a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kusunoki Ryû Hanami no Makubari
Theater: Morita

Unidentified publisher’s mark, not found in Marks.
樟紀流花見幕張(くすのきりゅうはなみのまくばり)
 守田

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 3 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午三改
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