Edo: (Ichikawa Ebizô V as) Hôjô Tokimasa and (Arashi Rikaku II as) Tokihime; Osaka: (Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as) Sasaki Takatsuna and (Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as) Hashiba Hisatsugu; Kyoto: (Nakamura Utaemon IV as) Ishikawa Goemon and (Nakamura Tomijûrô II as)

「大日本六十余州 江戸」 「北条時政」五代目市川海老蔵、「ときひめ」二代目嵐璃珏  「大日本六十余州 大阪」 「佐々木高綱」八代目片岡仁左衛門、「羽柴久次」初代実川延三郎  「大日本六十余州 京都」 「石川五右衛門」四代目中村歌右衛門、「石田つほね」二代目中村富十郎

Japanese
Edo period
about 1862 (Bunkyû 2)
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 114; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #617

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban triptych; 17.5 × 72.7 cm (6 7/8 × 28 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37812a-c

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink, color, metallic pigment and abalone shell on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Plays:
Edo: Ômi Genji Senjin Yakata
Osaka: Kamakura Sandaiki
Kyoto: Keisei Setsugekka

Imaginary performances (mitate).
(江戸) 近江源氏先陣館
(大阪) 鎌倉三代記
 (京都) けいせい雪月花

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: 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