Actors Nakamura Matsue III as the Daughter (Musume) Shinobu (R), Nakamura Utaemon III as Ki no Aritsune (C), Bandô Jûtarô I as Kasugano Koyoshi, and Ichikawa Danzô V as Mameshirô (L)

「娘しのぶ 中村松江」(三代)  「紀ノ有常 中村歌右衛門」(三代)  「春日野小よし 坂東寿太郎」(初代)、「豆四郎 市川団蔵」(五代)

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2), 3rd month
Artist Shunbaisai Hokuei (Japanese, active about 1824–1837, died 1837), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Museum, Dai Ukiyo-e ten (2014), #361; Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 98; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #269

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 77 cm (14 1/2 x 30 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35211-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.35211 (right), 11.35212 (center), 11.35213 (left)

Play: Hadekurabe Ise Monogatari
Theater: Kado
競伊勢物語
 角

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokuei ga (on each sheet)
春江斎北英画

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