Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Gotobei, Arashi San'emon IX as Koshimoto Takeda, and Nakamura Mamori as Koshimoto Akashi

「五斗部衛 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)、「こし元竹田 嵐三右衛門」(九代目)、「こし元あかし 中村まもり」

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2), 7th 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. 99

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.6 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35186

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yoshitsune Koshigoejô
Theater: Naka

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokuei ga

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: 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