Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Yuki-hime (R), Arashi Kichisaburô III as Matsunaga Daizen (C), and Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Kinoshita Tôkichi (L), in Shinkôki

「信仰記」 「雪ひめ 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)  「松永大膳 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)  「木下藤吉 実川延三郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 8th month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 112; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #595

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 25 x 53.9 cm (9 13/16 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.20669, 11.21106, 11.21109

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.20669 (left), 11.21106 (right), 11.21109 (center)

Play: Gion Sairei Shinkôki
Theater: Naka
祇園祭礼信仰記
 中

Signed

Kunikazu (on each sheet)
国員

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