Actors Nakamura Utaemon IV as Sasaki Niemon, Nakamura Tomijûrô II as Sasao, and Nakamura Tamasuke I as Narumi in the Play Igagoe Norikake Gappa

「伊賀越乗掛合羽 中村歌右衛門 中村富十郎 中村玉助」 (四代目中村歌右衛門の佐々木丹右衛門、二代目中村富十郎の笹尾、初代中村玉助の鳴見)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1836 (Tenpô 7)
Artist Gochôtei Sadahiro (Japanese, active about 1830–1850), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 101

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.1 x 38 cm (10 1/4 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36475

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Igagoe Norikake Gappa
Imaginary performance (mitate).

伊賀越乗掛合羽(いがごえのりかけがっぱ)
 見立

Signed

Gochôtei Sadahiro ga
五蝶亭貞広画

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: 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