Actors Nakamura Kanjaku II as Kamiya Iemon, Arashi Rikaku II as Satô Yomoshichi, and Nakamura Jakuemon I as Naosuke Gonbei

「神谷伊右衛門 中村翫雀」(二代目)、「佐藤与も七 嵐りかく」(二代目)、「直介権兵衛 中村雀右衛門」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 8th month
Artist Unidentified, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 113

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.4 x 18.1 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36245

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tôkaidô Yotsuya Kaidan
Theater: Chikugo
東海道四谷怪談(とうかいどうよつやかいだん)
 筑後

Signed

(signature illegible)

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