Actors Seki Sanjûrô II as Sugikura Ujimoto, Kataoka Ichizô I as Sadakage and Arashi Rikan II as Kamanari Daisuke, in Light on a Dark Night in the Toyama Mountains (Toyama no oku ni yamiyo no hikari), the Final Scene (Makugire) of the Play Hana no Ani Tsub

「杉倉氏元 関三十郎」(二代目)、「定かげ 片岡市蔵」(初代)、「金鞠大介 嵐璃寛」(二代目) 「外山の奥に闇夜の光り」 「花魁莟八総 幕切」

Japanese
Edo period
1836 (Tenpô 7), 1st month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 102; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #378

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.2 x 35.6 cm (9 1/2 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

11.22628

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hana no Ani Tsubomi no Yatsufusa
Theater: Naka
花魁莟八総(はなのあにつぼみのやつふさ)
 中

Signed

Shunbaisai Hokuei ga
春梅斎北英画

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