Actors Kataoka Ichizô I as Yamana Jirozaemon, Bandô Mitsugorô IV as Ishidô Umanojô (R), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Hangan (C), and Ichikawa Danzô V as Ôboshi Yuranosuke (L)

「山名次郎左衛門 片岡市蔵」(初代)、「石堂右馬之丞 坂東三津五郎」(四代目)  「判官 市村羽左エ門」(十二代目)  「大星由良之助 市川団蔵」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db (1835 edition, with different left sheet showing Ebizô V as Yuranosuke)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 74.1 cm (14 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38463a-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: Ichimura
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
市村
 1833、天保04、08・16

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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