Actors Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Yuranosuke (R) and Nakamura Kanjaku III as Rikiya (L), in Chûshingura, Act VII

「由良之助 実川延三郎」(初代)  「力弥 中村翫雀」(三代目) 「忠臣蔵 七段目」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 9th month
Artist Nansuitei Yoshiyuki (Japanese, 1835–1879)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 118; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #654

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.8 x 35.5 cm (9 3/4 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

11.36232a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Naka
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
 中

Signed

Yoshiyuki
芳雪

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