Actors Nakamura Matsue III as Namiji, Nakamura Utaemon III as Asama Saemon, Ichikawa Danzô V as Fuji Tarô, Asao Gakujûrô I as Fuji Umon, and Sawamura Kunitarô II as Namie

「なみ路 常盤」(三代目中村松江)、「浅間左衛門 梅玉」(三代目中村歌右衛門)、「富士太郎 市紅」(五代目市川団蔵)、「富士右門 延若」(初代浅尾額十郎)、「なみ江 其荅」(二代目沢村国太郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2), 9th month
Artist Sekkôtei Hokumyô (Japanese, active 1830–1837), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese), Publisher Kawaji


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 99; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #246

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.4 cm (14 3/4 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.35330

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Katakiuchi Takane no Taiko
Theater: Naka
復讐高音鼓
 中

Signed

Shunpusai Hokumyô ga
春婦斎北妙画

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Kasu

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: September 29, 2004)

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