Actor Kataoka Gatô II in Kotobuki Shiki Sanbasô

「寿式三番叟(ことぶきしきさんばそう) 片岡我当(かたおかがとう)」(初代片岡我当の三番叟)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 10th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 116; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #172

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.5 x 18 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35524

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Kotobuki Shiki Sanbaso (Mitate)
能の「三番叟」を移した儀式的歌舞伎舞踊。文久2年頃制作された見立の寿式三番叟。天下泰平(てんかたいへい)、五穀豊穣(ごこくほうじょう)、芝居繁盛(しばいはんじょう)を祈願する。顔見世(かおみせ)や正月に、座元(ざもと)関係者や座頭(ざがしら)らが演じることが多かった。 – 武藤 純子K

Signed

Ichiyôrô Yoshitaki sha
一養楼芳瀧写

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