Actors in Hibariyama Himesutematsu: (1) Arashi Wakadayû, formerly Ichikawa Hitsunosuke, as Koshimoto Kirinoya; (2) Nakamura Jakuemon II, formerly Shibajaku, as Iwane Gozen; (3) Arashi Rikan III as Chûjô-hime; and (4) Nakamura Senjo as the Mistress (Mekake

「鶊山姫捨まつ」 「こし元桐の家 市川筆之助改 嵐和歌太夫」  「岩根御前 芝雀更中村雀右衛門」(二代目)  「中将姫 嵐璃寛」(三代目)  「妻浮舟 中村扇女」

Japanese
Meiji era
1875 (Meiji 8), March


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 122; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #531 (one sheet only)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban tetraptych; 24.2 x 70.3 cm (9 1/2 x 27 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35500a-d

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hibariyama Himesutematsu (The Abandoned Princess Pine of Skylark Mountain)
Theater: Kado
鶊山姫捨松(ひばりやまひめすてまつ)
 角

Signed

Yoshitaki ga (on each sheet)
芳瀧画

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: 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