Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Horiguchi Manemon (R), Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Kizu Kansuke (C), and Kataoka Ichizô I as the Ferryman (Watarimori) Sanjûrô (L)

「堀口万右衛門」五代目市川海老蔵  「木津勘助」初代実川延三郎  「渡守三十郎」初代片岡市蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 8th month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 105; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #180 (variant)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 25.5 x 55.4 cm (10 1/16 x 21 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35563a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sao no Uta Kizugawa Hakkei
Theater: Naka

Signed

Hirosada (on each sheet)

広貞

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: January 19, 2005)

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