Actors Asao Utashirô as Tedai no Shinbei, Ichikawa Ichizô II as Gokumon no Shôhei (R), Nakamura Utaemon III as Kurofune no Chûemon (C), and Nakamura Matsue III as His Wife (Nyôbô) Omaki (L)

「手代新兵衛 浅尾歌四郎」、「ごくもんの庄兵衛 市川市蔵」(二代目)  「黒船忠右衛門 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)  「女房おまき 中村松江」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 7th 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. 96

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.35403-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.35403 (right), 11.35404 (center), 11.35405 (left)

Play: Otoko Ippiki Sukui no Tatehiki
Theater: Kado
常島救入浜(おとこいっぴきすくいのたてひき)
 角

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga (on each sheet)
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