Actors Nakamura Jakuemon I as Dokuro and Arashi Rikan III as Nozarashi Gosuke (TR), Ichikawa Fudenosuke I as Katsuragi (BR), and Mimasu Daigorô IV as Daiba Nisaburô and Ichikawa Ennosuke as Hanagatamaru (L), in Act 3 of Kuruwa no Kadomatsu

「洞九郎 中村雀右衛門」(初代)、「野さらし悟助 嵐璃寛」(三代目)  「廓門松」 「かつらき 市川筆之助」(初代)  「提婆仁三郎 三枡大五郎」(四代目)、「華形丸 市川猿之助」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 1st month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 111; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #025

Dimensions

Vertical chûban, asymmetrical triptych; 50.3 x 36.9 cm (19 13/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.36163a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Kuruwa no Kadomatsu (The New Year Pine Tree of the Pleasure Quarters)
Theater: Kado

Signed

Yoshitaki ga (on each sheet)

芳瀧画

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