Actors Nakamura Utaemon IV as Katô Masakiyo (R), Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Kimura Matazô (C), Jitsukawa Ensaku as Katô Toranosuke, and Nakayama Nanshi II as Yatsushiro, in Act 5 of the play Kiyome no Funauta

「清船諷 巻ノ五」 「加藤正清」四代目中村歌右衛門  「木村又蔵」初代実川延三郎  「加藤寅之介」実川延作、「八ツ代」二代目中山南枝

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 1st month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 107; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #341 (2 sheets only)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 25 x 55.5 cm (9 13/16 x 21 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35586a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.35585 (right sheet only), 11.35586a-c (complete triptych)

Play: Keisei Kiyome no Funauta
Theater: Naka

The Ikeda bunko impression has the Ningyôichi publisher’s mark. MFA 11.35585 has the Kashimadô publisher’s mark and 11.35586a-c has no publisher’s mark.
けいせい清船諷(けいせいきよめのふなうた)
 中

Signed

Hirosada (on each sheet)
広貞

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