Actors Seki Sanjûrô III as Akabori Mizuemon (R), Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Ishii Heisuke (C), and Nakamura Shikan IV as Nakano Tôbei (L)

「赤堀水右衛門 関三十郎」(三代目)  「石井兵助 市村羽左衛門」(十三代目)  「中野藤兵衛 中村芝翫」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 5th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41779a-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 each sheet)
国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Ôta Hori Koma
改印:戌五改
彫師:太田彫駒

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