Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as Tomiki Saburô (R), Nakamura Shikan IV as Hidetarô (C), and Ôtani Tomoemon V as Fukami Jirô (L)

「冨貴三郎 沢村訥升」(二代目)   「英太郎 中村芝翫」(四代目)   「深見次郎 大谷友右衛門」 (五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 7th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-5939 (R), 101-5940 (C), 101-5941 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41777a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Wakan …
Theater: Morita

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on right and left sheets)

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Ei (on right and left sheets)

改印:卯七改
彫師:彫工栄

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