Actors Arashi Tomisaburô II as the Heavenly Woman of Itsukushima (R), Arashi Kitsusaburô II as Ôuchi Samanosuke (C), and Bandô Jûtarô I as Naruto Kobei (L)

「いつくしま天女 嵐富三郎」(二代目) 「大内左馬之助 嵐橘三郎」(二代目) 「鳴門幸兵衛 坂東寿太郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1828 (Bunsei 11), 1st month
Artist Gigadô Ashiyuki (Japanese, active about 1814–1835), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 96; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #276; Keyes 1973, #18abc (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.2 x 77 cm (15 1/16 x 30 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35170-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.35170 (right), 11.35171 (center), 11.35172 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.35001 (center sheet only), 11.35170-2 (complete triptych)

Play: Keisei Suô no Dairi
Theater: Naka
けいせい素袍(内裏)
 中

Signed

Gigadô Ashiyuki ga (on each sheet)
戯画堂芦ゆき画

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