Tales of Loyalty and Heroism (Chûkô buyû den): Actors Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Mashiba Hisatsugu (R), Nakayama Nanshi II as Yodomachi Gozen (C), and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Ishida no Tsubone (L)

「忠孝武勇伝」 「真柴久次」初代実川延三郎  「淀町御前」二代目中山南枝  「石田ノ局」四代目中村歌右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 8th month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 106; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #299

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 24.5 x 54.7 cm (9 5/8 x 21 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35640a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Chigogafuchi Koi no Shiranami
Theater: Naka

The Ikeda bunko impression has Kawaoto publisher’s mark. The MFA impression has no publisher’s mark.

Signed

Hirosada (on each sheet)

広貞

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