Actors Fujikawa Tomokichi III as the Wife (Nyôbô) Osai (R), Arashi Kichisaburô III as Sugiura Jûnai (C), and Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Ikeda Shôzaburô (L), in the play Hana no Maku Hisago no Kawarake

「華幕瓢箪盞 女房お斎 藤川友吉」(三代目)  「杉浦十内 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)  「池田庄三郎 実川延三郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 3rd month
Artist Kinoshita Hironobu I (Japanese, active about 1851–1870)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 117; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #400

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 24.3 x 54.3 cm (9 9/16 x 21 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35084-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.35084 (right), 11.35085 (center), 11.35086 (left)

Play: Hana no Maku Hisago no Kawarake
Theater: Naka
華幕瓢箪盞
 中

Signed

Hironobu (on right sheet), Hironobu ga (on center and left sheets)
広信 広信画

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