Actors Nakamura Kashichi II as Ikezoe Magohachi, Ogawa Kichitarô III as Watanabe Shizuma (R), and Nakamura Utaemon III as Karaki Masaemon (L)

「池添孫八 中村歌七」(二代目)、「渡辺しづま 小川吉太郎」(三代目)  「唐木又右衛門 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1825 (Bunsei 8), 11th month
Artist Shunshosai Hokuchô (Japanese, active 1822–1830), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese), Publisher Toshikuraya Shinbei (Toshin) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 93; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #185

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.5 x 51 cm (14 3/4 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35317-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35317 (right), 11.35318 (left)

Play: Igagoe Norikake Gappa
Theater: Kyoto Kita

Signed

Shunkô monjin Shunshosai Hokuchô ga (on each sheet)

春好門人春曙斎北頂画

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: 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