A Nô Performance for the Lord of Kamakura (Kamakura dono on-Nô kôgyô no zu)

「鎌倉殿御能興行之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Yoshikata (Japanese, active about 1841–1864), Publisher Koshimuraya Heisuke (Koshihei) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 76.1 cm (14 3/4 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16301, 11.18143, 11.18144

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych (left half of hexaptych): 11.16301 (left), 11.18143 (center), 11.18144 (right)
Complete hexaptych: 11.16225VR (right half; 11.16625, 11.18139, 11.18140), 11.16301VR (left half; 11.16301, 11.18143, 11.18144)

MFA impressions of the hexaptych:
Right side: 11.16225VR (11.16625, 11.18139, 11.18140), 2009.5011.39a-c
Left side: 11.16301VR (11.16301, 11.18143, 11.18144), 2009.5011.40a-c

Signed

Yoshikata gô (on left sheet)
芳形毫

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 3 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:亥三改
彫師:なし

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: August 3, 1911)

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