Actors, from right: Nakamura Utaemon III as Sutewakamaru, Onoe Tamizô II as Miura Hitachi, Nakamura Tomijûrô II as Gion Okaji, and Bandô Jûtarô I as Saitô Kuranosuke

「捨若丸 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)  「三浦常陸 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)  「ぎおんおかじ 松江改中村富十郎」(二代目)  「斎藤蔵之助 坂東寿太郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4), 1st month
Artist Shunbaisai Hokuei (Japanese, active about 1824–1837, died 1837), Publisher Wataya Kihei (Wataki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 100; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #310

Dimensions

Vertical ôban tetraptych; 37.5 x 101.1 cm (14 3/4 x 39 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26862-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tetraptych: 11.26862 (right), 11.26863 (center right), 11.26864 (center left), 11.26865 (left)

Play: Keisei Chigogafuchi (The Chigogafuchi Pool)
Theater: Kado
けいせい稚児淵
 角

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokuei ga (on each sheet)
春江斎北英画

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