Actors Ichikawa Ebijûrô II as Ki no Haseo (R), Nakamura Utaemon III as Kujaku Saburô (C), and Fujikawa Tomokichi II as Kôbai-hime (L)

二代目市川鰕十郎の紀ノ長谷雄  三代目中村歌右衛門の孔雀三郎  二代目藤川友吉の紅梅娘

Japanese
Edo period
1828 (Bunsei 11), 1st month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 96; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #173

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.3 x 66.5 cm (15 1/16 x 26 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26859-61

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.26859 (right), 11.26860 (center), 11.26861 (left)

Play: Tenmangû Aiju no Meiboku
Theater: Kado
天満宮花梅桜松(てんまんぐうあいじゅのめいぼく)
 角

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû (on each sheet)
春好斎北洲

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