Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Ishikawa Goemon and Nakamura Gakunosuke as a Kamuro, actually Goroichi

「石川五右衛門 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)、「かむろ実は五郎市 中村額之助」

Japanese
Edo period
1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1), 1st month
Artist Ryûsai Shigeharu (Japanese, 1803–1853), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 97; Waseda db 016-0165, 016-0166

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.5 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36211

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Setsugekka
Theater: Kado

Signed

Gyokuryûtei Shigeharu ga

玉柳亭重春画

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: January 19, 2005)

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