Actors as Warriors of Kamakura

「鎌倉武者 劇場役者 競錦絵 甲乙☆候」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Sadatora (Japanese, active about 1818–1844), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 012-0124 (R), 012-0125 (C), 012-0126 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.4 x 75.9 cm (14 3/4 x 29 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37217a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

右 「鎌倉武者 劇場役者 競錦絵 甲乙☆候」「[ ]」「[ ]」「[ ]七郎清十郎」「源太景季 八百蔵」「岩永左衛門[ ]」「[ ]」「[ ]」「三保谷四郎 団三郎」「上総之助[ ]」「[ ]」「[ ]」「[ ]」「巴御前 杜若」「和田義盛 幸四郎」 [] [] [1]市川清十郎 [5]市川八百蔵 [] [] [] [5]市川団三郎 [] [] [] [] [1]岩井杜若 [5]松本幸四郎

中 「大江広元 三津五郎」「右大将頼朝公 羽左衛門」「[  ]彦三郎」「三浦荒次郎海老蔵」「畠山重忠 菊五郎」「御所五郎丸 団十郎」「政子御前 紫若」 [4]坂東三津五郎 [12]市村羽左衛門 [4]坂東彦三郎 [5]市川海老蔵 [3]尾上菊五郎 [8]市川団十郎 [1]岩井紫若

左 「梶原景時 冠十郎」「安立藤九郎 七五郎」「[ ]芝十郎」「小山兵衛歌助」「[ ]善好」「十☆之助訥升」「岡部六弥太松助」「成田五郎☆右衛門」「[ ]友右衛門」「佐々木高綱芝翫」「仁田四郎 高麗蔵」「石田判官 市友」 [1]嵐冠十郎 [4]嵐七五郎ヵ [1]中村芝十郎 [0]中村歌助 [1]坂東善好 [1]沢村訥升 [3]尾上松助 ☆右衛門 [☆右衛門]☆右衛門 [4]大谷友右衛門 [2]中村芝翫 [5]市川高麗蔵 市友 [市友]市友

Signed

Sadatora ga (on right sheet), Gofûtei Sadatora ga (on center sheet)
貞虎画 五風亭貞虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Ishikawa Tokubei
改印:極
彫師:石川 伝兵衛

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