Actors, from right: Mimasu Daigorô IV as Kajiwara's Mother (Haha) Enju, Nakamura Utaemon IV as Kajiwara Heiji, Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Kajiwara Genta, and Nakayama Nanshi II as the Lady-in-waiting (Koshimoto) Chidori

「母円寿」四代目三枡大五郎  「梶原平次」四代目中村歌右衛門  「梶原源太」初代実川延三郎  「こしもと千鳥」二代目中山南枝

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 8th month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 107; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #380

Dimensions

Vertical chûban tetraptych; 25.3 x 75 cm (9 15/16 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.35569a-d

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.35569a-d, 11.35570a-d

Play: Hiragana Seisuiki
Theater: Naka

The Ikeda bunko impression has Kinkodô publisher’s mark. The MFA impressions have no publisher’s mark.

Signed

Hirosada (on each sheet)

広貞

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: January 19, 2005)

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