Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Osono (R) and Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as Keyamura Rokusuke (L)

「一世一代 おその 中村歌右衛門(なかむらうたえもん)」(三代目)「毛谷村六助(けやむらろくすけ) 市川鰕十郎(いちかわえびじゅうろう)」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1825 (Bunsei 8), 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. 94; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #162; Keyes, PMA cat. (1973), #214 (left sheet only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.3 x 51 cm (14 11/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35455-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35455 (right), 11.35456 (left)

Play: Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi
Theater: Kado
文政8年3月、大坂、角の芝居「彦三権現誓助剣(ひこさんごんげんちかいのすけだち)」の九段目にあたる通称「毛谷村(けやむら)」の場。親の敵を追うお園とその許嫁(いいなずけ)六助は互いに顔を知らぬまま出会う。3月角の芝居は三代歌右衛門の一世一代の狂言であった。 – 武藤 純子K

Signed

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

Markings

画家の印章: 春好
版元: 本屋清七
改印: なし

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