Actors Arashi Rikan II as Hayase Iori (R); Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Sakata Shôzaburô and Nakayama Miyoshi I as Hayashi Genjirô (C); and Bandô Jûtarô I as Adachi Yasuke (L)

「早瀬伊織 嵐璃寛」(二代目)  「坂田庄三郎 坂東彦三郎」(四代目)、「早瀬源二郎 中山みよし」(初代)  「安達弥助 坂東寿太郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 8th month
Artist Shunbaisai Hokuei (Japanese, active about 1824–1837, died 1837), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 100; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #292

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 76.8 cm (14 3/4 x 30 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35220-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych 11.35220 (right), 11.35221 (center), 11.35222 (left)

Play: Ehon Tengajayamura
Theater: Naka
絵本殿下茶屋聚
 中

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokuei ga (on each sheet)
春江斎北英画

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