Actors Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as Yamaguchi Kurôjirô (R), Kataoka Nizaemon VII as Oda Harunaga and Ichikawa Ichizô II as Mori no Ranmaru (C), and Nakamura Utaemon III as Konoshita Tôkichi (L)

「山口九郎次良 市川鰕十郎」(初代)  「小田春永 片岡仁左衛門」(七代目)、「森ノ蘭丸 片岡市蔵」(二代目)  「此下東吉 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1820 (Bunsei 3), 1st month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 89; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #079; Keyes 1973, #194 (left sheet only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 76.5 cm (14 15/16 x 30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35409-11

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.35409 (right), 11.35410 (center), 11.35411 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.35409-11, 11.35412a-c

Play: Keisei Hana no Konoshita
Theater: Kado
けいせい花大樹(けいせいはなのこのした)
 角

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