Actors Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Tsuruya Denzô (R) and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Kaiya Zenkichi (L), in Yotsu no Umi Taira Chûkôden

「四海平忠孝伝」 「鶴屋伝三」初代実川延三郎  「貝屋善吉」四代目中村歌右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 1st month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #418

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 25 x 36.7 cm (9 13/16 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

08.541.24a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 08.541.24a-b, 11.35629a-b

Play: Yotsu no Umi Taira no Yozakari
Theater: Naka

The Ikeda bunko impression has the Kinkadô Konishi publishers mark; both MFA impressions have the Tenmaya Kihei publisher’s mark.

Signed

Hirosada (on each sheet)

広貞

Provenance

By date unknown, Alfred Greenough Collection, Boston, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker, Milton, MA; 1908, bequest of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 17, 2007)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection