Actors in Ichinotani Futaba Gunki: from right, Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Yoshitsune, Arashi Kichisaburô III as Kumagaya Naozane, Fujikawa Tomokichi III as Kumagaya's Wife Sagami,and Nakamura Jakuemon I as Midaroku

「よし経 実川延三郎」(初代)  「熊谷直実 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)  「妻さがみ 藤川友吉」(三代目) 「一の谷嫩軍記」  「弥陀六 中村萑右衛門」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 10th month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 118; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #194; Kitagawa et al 2006, #34

Dimensions

Vertical chûban tetraptych; 24.4 x 69 cm (9 5/8 x 27 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35506a-d

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ichinotani Futaba Gunki
Theater: Naka

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