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), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshikata (Japanese, active about 1841–1864), Publisher Koshimuraya Heisuke (Koshihei) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; H. 36.1 cm (14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5011.40a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Two triptychs can be combined to form a hexaptych: 2009.5011.39a-c (right half), 2009.5011.40a-c (left half)

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

Mounted in an album of 55 prints with the hand-written title “The Road to the Capital, Spring 1863” (Bunkyû san haru no miyako michi).

Signed

Yoshikata gô (on left sheet)

芳形毫

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 4 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:亥四改
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Source unidentified