Actors Onoe Tamizô II as Inuyama Dôsetsu (R), Arashi Rikaku II as Yamanouchi Yorisada (C), Nakamura Karoku I as Keno's Mother (Haha), and Arashi Rikan III as Inuzaka Keno (L)

「犬山道節 尾上多見造」(二代目)  「山内頼貞 嵐璃珏」(二代目)  「毛のはゝ 中むら歌六」(初代)、「犬坂毛の 嵐璃寛」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 1st month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 88 (as 11.20665a-c); Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #551

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 25 x 54.5 cm (9 13/16 x 21 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20663, 11.20665, 11.21113

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.20663 (center), 11.20665 (right), 11.21113 (left)

Play: Keisei Yatsu no Hanafusa
Theater: Kado
けいせい八花魁(けいせいやつのはなぶさ)
 角

Signed

Kunikazu (on each sheet)
国員

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