Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Izutsuya Denbei (R), Onoe Tamizô II as the Monkey Trainer (Sarumawashi) Yojirô (C), and Onoe Eizaburô III as Oshun (L), in the Horikawa River Scene of the Play Oshun and Denbei (Oshun Denbei Horikawa no dan)
「おしゆん伝兵衛堀川乃段」 「伝兵衛」四代目坂東彦三郎 「おしゆん伝兵衛堀川乃段」 「猿まはし与次郎」二代目尾上多見蔵 「おしゆん伝兵衛堀川乃段」 「おしゅん」三代目尾上栄三郎
Kuniyoshi Project db
Vertical ôban triptych; 35 x 69.2 cm (13 3/4 x 27 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Sarumawashi Kadode no Hitofushi
The actors’ names are indicated by rebuses in round insets.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: kiwame
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection