Actors, from right: Bandô Jûtarô I as Teranishi Kanshin; Arashi Koroku IV as Komurasaki; Iwai Hanshirô V as Shirai Gonpachi; Matsumoto Kôshirô V as Banzui Chôbei

「寺西閑心 坂東重太郎」(初代)  「小むらさき あらし小六」(四代目)  「白井権八 岩井半四郎」(五代目)  「幡随長兵衛 松本幸四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), 9th 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. 90; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #103

Dimensions

Vertical ôban tetraptych; 37.7 x 99.1 cm (14 13/16 x 39 in.)

Accession Number

11.26855-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tetraptych, from right to left: 11.26855, 11.26856, 11.26857, 11.26858

Play: Tatehiki Kotoba no Hanakawado
Theater: Naka
侠詞花川戸(たてひきことばのはなかわど)
 中

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