Actors Nakamura Kanjaku II as Hosokawa Masafusa (R), Nakamura Tamashichi I as Oguri Sukeshige (C), and Kataoka Gadô II as Kazama Hachirô (L), in Oguri Monogatari

「細川政房 中村翫雀」(二代目)  「小栗助重 中むら玉七」(初代)  「風間八郎 片岡我童」(二代目) 「小栗物がたり」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 1st month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 112; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #603

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 25 x 54.6 cm (9 13/16 x 21 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.35796a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Himekurabe Futaba Ezôshi
Theater: Chikugo

Signed

Kunikazu (on each sheet)

国員

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