Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Matsuômaru (R), Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Umeômaru (C), and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Sakuramaru (L), in Act 3 of Sugawara Tenarai Kagami

「菅原手習鑑」 「松王丸 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)  「梅王丸 実川延三郎」(初代)  「桜丸 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 3rd month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 112; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #030

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 24.3 x 54.5 cm (9 9/16 x 21 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36160a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Naka
菅原伝授手習鑑(すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ)
 中

Signed

Yoshitaki ga (on each 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