Actors, from right: Nakamura Tomijûrô II as Minazuru-hime, Nakamura Tamasuke I as Kiichi Hôgen, Mimasu Gennosuke I as the Footman (Yakko) Chienai, and Nakamura Karoku I as Ushiwakamaru

右から 「皆鶴姫 中村富十郎」(二代目) 「鬼一法眼 中村梅玉」(初代) 「奴智恵内 三枡源之助」(初代) 「牛若丸 中村歌六」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1837 (Tenpô 8), 9th month
Artist Gochôtei Sadamasu I (Kunimasu) (Japanese, active 1834–1852), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 103; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #113; Kamigata yakusha-e no sekai (2001), #74; Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Zenki Kamigata-e (1995), #584

Dimensions

Vertical ôban tetraptych; 37.5 x 101.8 cm (14 3/4 x 40 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36008a-d

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kiichi Hôgen Sanryaku no Maki
Theater: Naka
鬼一法眼三略巻(きいちほうげんさんりゃくのまき)
 中

Signed

Gochôtei Sadamasu ga (on each sheet)
五蝶亭貞升画

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