Actors Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Chûjô Yorikane, JItsukawa Kikuzô as Kannami Sanzaemon (R), and Arashi Kichisaburô III as Suganuma Shôsuke (L), in Okuni Kabuki

「中将より兼 実川延三郎」(初代)、「神浪三左衛門」実川菊蔵  「菅沼小介 嵐吉三郎」(三代目) 「阿国かぶき」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 1st month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868), Publisher Tsutakan (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 111; Waseda db 016-0371 (R only)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 25.5 x 36.8 cm (10 1/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.35789a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Okuni Kabuki
Theater: Naka

Signed

Kunikazu (on each sheet)

国員

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