Actors Onoe Matsusuke III as Kariya-hime and Asao Gakujûrô I as Kakuju (R), Onoe Kikugorô III as Kanshôjô (C), and Ichikawa Danzô V as Terukuni (L)

「かりや姫 尾上松助」(三代目)、「かく寿 浅尾額十郎」(初代) 「菅相丞 尾上菊五郎」(三代目) 「てる国 市川団蔵」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1826 (Bunsei 9), 3rd month
Artist Gigadô Ashiyuki (Japanese, active about 1814–1835)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 95; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #250

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.4 x 74.4 cm (14 3/4 x 29 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35155-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.35155 (right), 11.35156 (center), 11.35157 (left)

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Naka
菅原伝授手習鑑(すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ)
 中

Signed

Gigadô Ashiyuki ga (on each sheet)
戯画堂芦ゆき画

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: August 3, 1911)

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