Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as Taira Koremori (R), Bandô Hikosaburô V as Igami Gonta, and Nakamura Nakazô III as Sushiya Yazaemon (L)

「平これ盛」二代目沢村訥升  「いがみ権太」五代目 坂東彦三郎、「鮨屋弥左衛門」三代目中村仲蔵、「梶原かげ秀」

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 7th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Wakasaya Jingorô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-4464 (R), 100-4465 (L), and 100-4466 (the leftmost sheet, not in MFA)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41569a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right and center sheets of incomplete triptych. The left sheet shows Ôtani Tomoemon as Kajiwara Kagesue.

Play: Ichinomori Kujira no Ôyose
Theater: Morita

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:卯七改
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