Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as Washizu Rokurô (R), Sawamura Tanosuke III as Wakana-hime (C), and Nakamura Shikan IV as Washizu Shichirô (L)

「鷲津六郎 沢村訥升」(二代目) 「若那姫 沢村田之助」(三代目) 「鷲津七郎 中村芝翫」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 1st month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41789a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right and left sheets)
国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô
改印:子正改
彫師:片田彫長

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