Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as the Servant (Genin) Yasuke, actually Tashiro Yasubei, and Asao Kunigorô III as Hanada Motome

「下人八介 実は田代安兵衛 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)、「花田求馬 浅尾国五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1822 (Bunsei 5), 3rd month
Artist Shunchôsai Hokushô (Japanese, active 1822–1832), Publisher Toshikuraya Shinbei (Toshin) (Japanese), Publisher Kanôya Kitarô


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 92

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.5 cm (15 3/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35230

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ôishi-zuri Sakura Tanzaku
Theater: Naka
大石摺桜花短冊(おおいしずりさくらたんざく)
 中

Signed

Shunchô sha
春頂写

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