Actors Nakayama Nanshi II as Otsuyu (R), Mimasu Daigorô IV as Konishi Yajûrô (C), and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Fukami Katsugorô (L), in Act 4 of the play Kiyome no Funauta

「清船諷 巻ノ四」 「おつゆ」二代目中山南枝  「小西弥十郎」四代目三枡大五郎  「深見勝五郎」四代目中村歌右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 1st month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 107; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #339

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 25.1 x 55.5 cm (9 7/8 x 21 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35584a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Kiyome no Funauta
Theater: Naka

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