Actors Ichikawa Momotarô I as Mori no Ranmaru (R), Arashi Kichisaburô III as Oda Harunaga (C), and Onoe Tamizô II as Konoshita Tôkichi (L), in the play Hisago no Kawarake

「森ノ蘭丸 市川桃太郎」(初代)  「小田春永 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)  「此下東吉 尾上多見蔵」(二代目) 「瓢箪盞」

Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 3rd month
Artist Kinoshita Hironobu I (Japanese, active about 1851–1870), Publisher Ishikawaya Wasuke (Ishiwa) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 117; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #401


Vertical chûban triptych; 73.3 x 53.5 cm (28 7/8 x 21 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35044, 11.35092, 11.35093

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Triptych: 11.35044 (right), 11.35092 (center), 11.35093 (left)

Play: Hana no Maku Hisago no Kawarake
Theater: Naka

Ikeda bunko impression has a different publisher



Hironobu ga (on right sheet), Hironobu (on center and left sheets)
広信画 広信


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

[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