Actors Arashi Rikaku II as the Footman (Yakko) Ippei (R), Onoe Tamizô II as the Horse Groom (Bashi) Edohei (C), and Arashi Kichisaburô III as the Horse Groom Hachizô (L), in Senryô Tazuna Koi no Somekomi

「千金手綱恋染込」 「奴いっ平 嵐璃珏」(二代目)  「馬士江戸兵衛 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)  「馬士八造 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 8th month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868), Publisher Ishikawaya Wasuke (Ishiwa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Musée national d'histoire et d'art, Luxembourg, Schätze der Kamigata (exh. cat., 2012), #381; Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 110

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 25.1 x 54.4 cm (9 7/8 x 21 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35805a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Senryô Tazuna Koi no Somekomi
Theater: Naka
千金手綱恋染込(せんりょうたずなこいのそめこみ)
 中

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