Actors Nakamura Nakazô I as Utô Yasukata (R), Osagawa Tsuneyo II as Onoe no Mae (CR), Ichikawa Danjûrô V as Yoshiie (CL), and Onoe Matsusuke II as the Footman (Yakko) Tametsugu (L)

初代中村仲蔵のうとう安方  二代目小佐川常世の尾上前  五代目市川団十郎の八幡太郎義家  二代目尾上松助の奴為次

Japanese
Edo period
1778 (An'ei 7), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, active about 1789–1818)


Dimensions

Hosoban tetraptych; 31.3 x 60 cm (12 5/16 x 23 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.18287, 11.18325, 11.18422, 11.18423

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tetraptych: 11.18287 (center right), 11.18325 (right), 11.18422 (center left), 11.18423 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.18287VR (11.18287; 11.18325; 11.18422-11.18423), 21.7274-7 (with prints arranged in different order)

Play: Momiji-gasa Ito no Nishikigi
Part of: Date Nishiki Tsui no Yumitori
Theater: Morita

Signed

Katsukawa Shunkô ga (on each sheet)

勝川春好画

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