Actors Nakamura Tomijûrô II as Kinshôjo (R), Nakamura Utaemon III as Kanki (C), and Arashi Rikan II as Watônai (L)

「錦祥女 中村富十郎」(二代目)  「かんき 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)  「和藤内 嵐璃寛」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4), 5th month
Artist Shunbaisai Hokuei (Japanese, active about 1824–1837, died 1837), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 100; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #313

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 77.2 cm (14 3/4 x 30 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35223-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.35223 (right), 11.35224 (center), 11.35225 (left)

Play: Kokusen’ya Kassen
Theater: Kado
国性爺合戦( こくせんやかっせん)
 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