Actors Mimasu Daigorô IV as Ikyû (R), Arashi Rikan III as Agemaki (C), and Ichikawa Ebizô V as Hanakawado Sukeroku (L), in the Last Part of Sukeroku Yukari no Edo-zakura

「助六由縁江戸桜 下」 「伊久 三枡大五郎」(四代目)  「あげ巻 嵐璃寛」(三代目)  「花川戸助六 市川海老蔵」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 8th month
Artist Hasegawa Munehiro (Japanese, active 1848–1867)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 110; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #318

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 24.3 x 55 cm (9 9/16 x 21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35978, 11.35994a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.35978 (left sheet), 11.35994a-b (center and right sheets)

Play: Sukeroku Yukari no Edo-zakura
Theater: Kado

Signed

Hasegawa Munehiro ga (on right sheet), Munehiro (on center and left sheets)

長谷川宗広画 宗広

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