Actors Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as Katsura Chûnagon, actually Ise Shinkurô (R); Asao Gakujûrô I as Hosokawa Katsumoto (C); and Nakamura Utaemon III as Takahashi no Tsubone, actually Mino no Shôkurô (L)

「桂中納言実は伊勢新九郎 市川鰕十郎」(初代)  「細川勝元 浅尾額十郎」(初代)  「高はしの局実は美濃庄九郎 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1823 (Bunsei 6), 1st month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 93; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #140

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.3 x 74.8 cm (14 11/16 x 29 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35413-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.35413 (right), 11.35414 (center), 11.35415 (left)

Play: Keisei Ômonguchi
Theater: Kado

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