Actors in Itsutsu Karigane, from right: Kataoka Gadô II as Hotei Ichi and Kataoka Ichizô I as Kaminari Shôkurô; Mimasu Daigorô IV as Karigane Bunshichi; Kataoka Gadô II as Kadozaemon; Nakayama Bunshichi IV as An no Heibei and Anegawa Shinkurô IV as Gokuin

「五つかりかね」 「ほてい市」二代目片岡我童、「雷庄九郎」初代片岡市蔵  「かり金文七」四代目三枡大五郎、「角左衛門」二代目片岡我童  「安ノ平兵衛」四代目中山文七、「極印千右衛門」四代目姉川新四郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 2nd month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865), Publisher Ikekichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 108; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #437

Dimensions

Vertical chûban tetraptych; 25.5 x 73.4 cm (10 1/16 x 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35621a-d

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Otokodate Itsutsu Karigane
Theater: Chikugo

The Ikeda bunko impression has no publisher’s mark. The MFA impression has the Ikekichi publisher’s mark.
男作五雁金
 筑後

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