Actors Nakamura Matsue III as the Daughter (Musume) Karaori (R), Arashi Rikan II as Mashiba Hisatsugu (C), Nakamura Utaemon III as Ishida no Tsubone, and Nakamura Umesuke I as Mashiba Hisaaki (L)

「娘綾織 中村松江」(三代目)  「真柴久次 嵐璃寛」(二代目)  「石田ノ局 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)、「真柴久秋 中村梅助」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1), 1st month
Artist Gigadô Ashiyuki (Japanese, active about 1814–1835), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 97; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #290

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.6 x 75.2 cm (14 13/16 x 29 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35161-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.35161 (right), 11.35162 (center), 11.35163 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.35009 (center sheet only), 11.35161-3 (complete triptych)

Play: Keisei Setsugekka
Theater: Kado
けいせい雪月花
 角

Signed

Gigadô Ashiyuki ga (on each sheet)
戯画堂芦ゆき画

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