Actors in Keisei Somewaketazuna: Nakamura Nakasuke II as Washizuka Kandayû, Onoe Shôju I as Sagizaka Sanai, Fujikawa Tomokichi III as the Courtesan Sakuragi (R), Onoe Tamizô II as Yurugi Saemon, Arashi Kichisaburô III as Saitô Kuranosuke, Jitsukawa Enzabu

「契情染分綱」 二代目中村仲介のわし塚官太夫、 初代尾上松寿の鷺坂左内、 三代目藤川友吉のけいせいさくら木  二代目尾上多見蔵の由留木左衛門、 三代目嵐吉三郎の斎藤内蔵之介、初代実川延三郎の船頭梶蔵  初代中村雀右衛門の乳人小笹、 初代嵐鱗子の伊達与作、 初代浅尾大吉の由留木右馬ノ介

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 1st month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 117; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #183

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 24.3 x 54.3 cm (9 9/16 x 21 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36158a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Somewaketazuna
Theater: Naka
契情染分綱(けいせいそめわけたずな)
 中

Signed

Ichiyôsai Yoshitaki hitsu (on left sheet only)
一養斎芳瀧筆

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