Actors Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Asahina Saburô (R) and Mimasu Daigorô IV as Bosahei (L)

「朝比奈三良 実川延三郎」(初代)  「ぼさ平 三桝大五郎」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 1st month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 109; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #556 (variant)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban, two left sheets of triptych; 24.4 x 36.5 cm (9 5/8 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35807a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Chôja Tsuribune
Theater: Naka
けいせい長者艦
 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