Actors Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as Mashiba Hisatsugu (R), Nakamura Utaemon III as Ishida no Tsubone (C), and Nakayama Yoshio I as Yodomachi Gozen (L)

「真柴久つぐ 市川鰕十郎」(初代)  「石田のつぼね 中村歌右ヱ門」(三代目)  「淀町御前 中山よしほ」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1817 (Bunka 14), 1st month
Artist Gigadô Ashiyuki (Japanese, active about 1814–1835), Publisher Shioya Chôbei


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 88; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #204; Keyes 1973, #7 (center sheet only, no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.8 x 76.6 cm (14 7/8 x 30 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35111-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.35111 (right), 11.35112 (center), 11.35113 (left)

Play: Keisei Chigogafuchi
Theater: Kado

Signed

Ashiyuki ga (on each sheet)

芦ゆき画

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