Actors Nakamura Gentarô, Ichimura Takenojô IV, and Takii Hanshirô

「中村源太郎」、「市村竹之丞」(四代目)、「滝井半四郎」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1711 (Hôei 8)
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Attributed to Torii Kiyonobu I (Japanese, 1664–1729), Publisher Igaya Kan'emon (Bunkidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 2307

Dimensions

Hosoban; 28.5 x 15.5 cm (11 1/4 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13162

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (tan-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Theater: Ichimura

The play has not yet been identified, but it must date between 1711.11, when Takii Hanshirô took this name, and 1714.2, when he was dismissed as a result of the Ejima scandal (and used another name later, after he was pardoned and returned to acting).

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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