Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Akabori Mizuemon (R), Nakamura Nakasuke II as Nakamo Kansuke, and Arashi Rinshi I as Tatsuno Ryôsuke (L), in Act 1 of Ukigi no Kameyama

「優曇華亀山 一」 「赤堀水右衛門 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)  「中野関助 中むら仲助」(二代目)、「竜野良助 嵐鱗子」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 3rd month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 113

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.4 x 36.6 cm (9 5/8 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36096a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Katakiuchi Ukigi no Kameyama
Theater: Naka
敵討優曇華亀山(かたきうちうきぎのかめやま)
 中

Signed

Yoshitaki ga (on right sheet)
芳瀧画

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