Actors Ichikawa Ebijûrô II as Horiguchi Man'emon (R), Arashi Rikan II as Kizu Kansuke, Nakayama Bunshichi III as Hayashi Sanzaemon (C), and Asao Gakujûrô I as the Ferryman (Watashimori) Sanjûrô (L)

「堀口万右衛門 市川鰕十郎」(二代目)  「木津勘助 嵐璃寛」(二代目)、「林三左衛門 中山文七」(三代目)  「渡シ守三十郎 浅尾額十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1829 (Bunsei 12), 7th month
Artist Shunshosai Hokuchô (Japanese, active 1822–1830), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 97; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #198

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 75.6 cm (14 5/16 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35319-21

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.35319 (right), 11.35320 (center), 11.35321 (left)

Play: Sao no Uta Kizugawa Hakkei
Theater: Kado
棹歌木津川八景
 角

Signed

Shunshosai Hokuchô ga (on each sheet)
春曙斎北頂画

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