Actors Nakamura Utaemon IV as Mashiba Hisayoshi (R), Nakamura Tomijûrô II as Seikahime (C), and Onoe Tamizô II as Shibata Gonroku (L), in an Imaginary Performance (Mitate) of the Play Hiragadake Yukimi no Jindate

「見立 比良嶽雪見陣立」「真柴久よし 中村歌右ヱ門」(四代目)  「清香姫 中村富十郎」(二代目)  「柴田権六 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1838 (Tenpô 9), 1st month
Artist Kaishuntei Sadayoshi (Japanese, active 1837–1853), Publisher Wataya Kihei (Wataki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 103

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.6 x 76.7 cm (14 13/16 x 30 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37800a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hiragadake Yukimi no Jindate
 比良嶽雪見陣立(ひらがだけゆきみのじんだて)

Signed

Utagawa Sadayoshi ga (on each sheet)
歌川貞芳画

Markings

Printer's mark

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