November Play at the Kabuki-za Theater (Kabuki-za jûchigatsu kyôgen): Actors Nakamura Fukusuke IV as Kinshôjo (R), Onoe Kikugorô V as Watônai (C), and Ichikawa Danjûrô IX as Goshôgun Kanki (L)

「歌舞伎座十一月狂言 錦生女 中村福助」(四代目)  「和藤内 尾上菊五郎」(五代目)  「伍将軍甘輝 市川団十郎」(九代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1900 (Meiji 33), November
Artist Utagawa Kunisada III (Kunimasa IV, Toyokuni V) (Japanese, 1848–1920)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 72.2 cm (14 5/16 x 28 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.53.48-50

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: RES.53.48 (left), RES.53.49 (center), RES.53.50 (right)

Play: Kokusen’ya kassen
Theater: Kabuki-za
国性爺合戦( こくせんやかっせん)
 歌舞伎座

Signed

Kôchôrô Hôsai hitsu (on right sheet)
香蝶楼豊斎筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Hôsai

Provenance

1953, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession date: March 12, 1953)

Credit Line

Anonymous Gift