Actors Asao Takumi I as Naosuke Gonbei, Ichikawa Sukejûrô I as Hamiya Iemon (R), and Onoe Kikugorô III as Satô Yomoshichi (L)

「直介権兵へ 浅尾内匠」(初代)、「羽宮伊右衛門 市川助十郎」(初代)  「佐藤与茂七 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2), 3rd 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. 99; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #563

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.6 x 50.8 cm (14 13/16 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

11.35267-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35267 (right), 11.35268 (left)

Play: Azumakaidô Yotsuya Kaidan
Theater: Wakadayû
東海道四谷怪談
 若太夫

Signed

Shunbaisai Hokuei ga (on each sheet)
春梅斎北英画

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