Actors Ichikawa Udanji I as Koshimoto Okaru (R), Arashi Rikan IV as Hayano Kanpei (C), and Onoe Tamizô II as Sagisaka Bannai (L), in Act 3 of Kanadehon Chûshingura

「仮名手本忠臣蔵 三ノ切」 「こし元おかる 市川右団次」(初代)  「早野勘平 嵐璃寛」(四代目)  「鷺坂伴内 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1874 (Meiji 7), 5th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 122; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #487

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 24.2 x 53.1 cm (9 1/2 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36172a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Kado
仮名手本忠臣蔵
 角

Signed

Yoshitaki hitsu (on each sheet)
芳瀧筆

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