Superb Edo Pictures Illustrating Dances (Odori keiyô Edo-e no sakae): Interior of an Imaginary Theater with a Performance of Shibaraku

「踊形容江戸絵栄」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 7th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #28

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.9 x 75.7 cm (14 1/2 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44263a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

中村座・市村座・守田座の三座を見立てた劇場図。舞台上では暫を上演。

Signed

Ichiyôsai Hinashi Toyokuni ga (on left sheet only)
一陽斎雛獅豊国筆(年玉印)

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 7
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午七
彫師:なし

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