Actor Nakamura Utaemon III (Shikan) as Ishikawa Goemon at the Battle of Okehazama (Okehazama Gassen)

「桶狭間合戦 石川五右衛門 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1826 (Bunsei 9), 4th month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 95; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #166; Keyes 1973, #203 and pl. 22

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 26.5 cm (14 3/4 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38807

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.26602, 11.38807

Play: Konoshitakage Hazama Gasen
Theater: Naka
木下蔭狭間合戦(きのしたかげはざまがっせん)
 中

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga
春好斎北洲画

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: 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