Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Kajiwara Heizô (R), and Asao Kuzaemon I as Seigaishi Rokurôdayû and Nakamura Matsue III as his daughter Kozue (L)

「梶原平三(かじわらへいぞう) 中村歌右衛門(なかむらうたえもん)」(三代中村歌右衛門の梶原平三) 「青貝師六郎太夫 浅尾工左衛門(あさおくざえもん) 娘小つゑ 中村松江(なかむらまつえ)」(初代浅尾工左衛門の青貝師六郎太夫・三代中村松江の娘梢)

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), 3rd month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 90; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #098

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.6 x 50.3 cm (14 7/16 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35447-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35447 (right), 11.35448 (left)

Play: Kajiwara Heizô Kôbai Tazuna
Theater: Kado
文政4年3月、大坂、角の芝居「梶原平三紅梅靮(かじわらへいぞうこうばいたづな)」。現行題は「梶原平三誉石切(かじわらへいぞうほまれのいしきり)。梶原は石の手水鉢(ちょうずばち)を切って、親娘が持参した刀が名刀であることを保証する。「石切梶原(いしきりかじわら)」の通称で親しまれている有名な場面。 – 武藤 純子K

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga (on each sheet)
春好斎北洲画

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