Suma: Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Kumagai Naozane and Ôtani Tomomatsu I as Mukan no Tayû Atsumori, from the series Matches for the Fifty-four Chapters of the Tale of Genji (Mitate Genji gojûyojô no uchi)

「見立源氏五拾四帖ノ内 須磨」  「熊谷直実 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)、「無官太夫敦盛 大谷友松」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 11th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 114; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #134; Fiorillo and Luhl, "Enjaku," Andon special issue (2006), list no. 2.07

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.1 x 18.1 cm (9 7/8 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43000

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Suma no Miyako Genpei Tsutsuji
Theater: Tenma
須磨都源平躑躅(すまのみやこげんぺいつつじ)
 天満

Signed

Enjaku
猿雀

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