Actors Arashi Koroku IV as Ushiwakamaru (R), Nakamura Utaemon III as Kiichi Hôgen (C), and Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as Chienai (L)

「牛若丸 あらし小六」(四代目)  「鬼一法眼 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)  「智恵内 市川鰕十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), 11th month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 91; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #109

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.7 x 75 cm (14 13/16 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.35400-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.35400 (right), 11.35401 (center), 11.35402 (left)

Play: Kiichi Hôgen Sanryaku no Maki
Theater: Naka
鬼一法眼三略巻(きいちほうげんさんりゃくのまき)
 中

Signed

Hokushû ga (on right sheet), Shunkôsai Hokushû ga (on center and left sheets)
北洲画 春好斎北洲画

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: 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