Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as ... (R), Sawamura Tanosuke III as Shiraume (C), and Nakamura Shikan IV as Mikasayama Dategorô (L)

「 沢村訥升」(二代目) 「妻白梅 沢村田之助」(三代目)  「三笠山伊達五郎 中村芝翫」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 1st month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Sennosuke (Hori Sennosuke) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41731a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kinoe Soga Daikoku Bashira
Theater: Morita
Opening date of play: 2nd month

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Sennosuke

改印:子正改
彫師:彫千之助

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