Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô IV as Yoshitsune and Ichikawa Danjûrô V as Yokawa Kakuhan in the Fourth Act of Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura

「千本桜 四の段」 四代目松本幸四郎の源義経、五代目市川団十郎の横川覚範

Japanese
Edo period
1774 (An'ei 3), 5th month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.7 x 14.2 cm (12 1/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18230

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura
Theaeter: Nakamura
義経千本桜(よしつねせんぼんざくら)
 中村

Signed

Shun'ei ga
春英画

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: August 3, 1911)

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