Actors, from right: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Daihanji, Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Koganosuke, Mimasu Daigorô IV as Sadaka, and Nakayama Nanshi II as Hinadori, in Imoseyama Buyûden

「妹背山武勇伝」 「大判事」四代目中村歌右衛門  「久我之助」初代実川延三郎  「定高」四代目三枡大五郎  「ひな鳥」二代目中山南枝

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 105; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #257

Dimensions

Vertical chûban tetraptych; 25 x 71.6 cm (9 13/16 x 28 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35627a-d

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Imoseyama Onna Teikin
Theater: Naka

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