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Actors Bandô Kakitsu (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô (C), and Nakamura Shikan (L)

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Play: Harinuki-zutsu Sanada no Nyûjô Theater: Haruki

Signed

Yôshû Chikanobu hitsu (on right sheet) 楊洲周延筆

Marks

Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Ginjirô

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

Japanese, Meiji era, 1882 (Meiji 15), 2nd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Another triptych of the same play: Waseda db 101-4945, 101-4946, 101-4947

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.36963a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints