Actors Ichikawa Komazô III as Gorokichi, Segawa Kikunojô III as Yamamoto no Osugi, and Iwai Hanshirô IV as Yamakage no Omatsu, with chanters Tokiwazu Mojitayû and Tokiwazu Mikitayû, and accompanist Tobaya Richô

三代目市川高麗蔵の放鳥五郎吉、三代目瀬川菊之丞の駕舁山本のおすぎ、四代目岩井半四郎の駕舁山かげのおまつ、常磐津文字太夫、常磐津造酒太夫、鳥羽屋里長

Japanese
Edo period
1787 (Tenmei 7), 11th month
Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese), Publisher Fushimiya Zenroku (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #70; Ukiyo-e taikei 4 (1975), #254; Hirano, Kiyonaga (1939), #C10 and pl. CXXII; Ukiyo-e taisei 6 (1931), #217

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 25.5 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14739

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Haru Matsu ya Tani no Morogoe
Theater: Kiri
 春待谷諸声(はるまつやたにのもろごえ)

Signed

Shunchô ga
春潮画

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