Actors Kanô Minshi I as Jûemon's Wife (Nyôbô) Omume (R), Arashi Kanjûrô I as Majima Daisuke (C), and Arashi Kichisaburô II as Takaseya Jûemon (L)

「十右衛門女房おむめ 叶みん子」(初代)  「間島大助 嵐冠十郎」(初代)  「高瀬屋重右衛門 嵐吉三郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1817 (Bunka 14), 1st month
Artist Shun'yôsai Hokkei (Japanese, active 1818–1824), Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 88

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 75.5 cm (14 3/4 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35416-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.35416 (right), 11.35417 (center), 11.35418 (left)

Left sheet by Hokushû, center and right sheets by Hokkei.

Play: Chigogafuchi Hana no Shiranami
Theater: Naka

Signed

Kintarô Shun'yô sha (on right sheet); Shunkô ga (on center sheet), Shun'yô sha (on left sheet)

謹多楼春陽写 春好画 春陽写

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: August 3, 1911)

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