Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as Yuki-hime (R), Nakamura Shikan IV as Matsunaga Daizen (C), and Ôtani Tomoemon V as Konoshita Tôkichi (L)

「雪姫 沢村訥升」(二代目)  「松永大膳 中村芝翫」(四代目)  「木下当吉 大谷友右衛門」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 1st month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-5608 (R), 100-5609 (C), 100-5610 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41722a-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 hitsu (on each sheet)

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Chô

改印:卯正改
彫師:彫工長

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