Actors Onoe Kikugorô III as Fuwa Katsuemon (R) and Ichikawa Ebizô V as Hayano Kanpei (L)
「不波勝右衛門」 三代目尾上菊五郎 「早野勘平」 五代目市川海老蔵
Asano et al., Chûshingura VII (2014), list #1-538 (triptych, no photo)
Vertical ôban diptych; 36.5 x 50.7 cm (14 3/8 x 19 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Two right sheets of incomplete triptych. The missing left sheet showed Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Horibe Yajibei.
Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
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