Actors Nakamura Matsue III and Nakamura Sankô I Greeting the Audience (Kôjô)

口上 [中村松江」(三代目)、「中村さん光」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1), 6th month
Artist Shunbaisai Hokuei (Japanese, active about 1824–1837, died 1837), Publisher Iden (Japanese, active 1820–1835)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 98

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.4 cm (14 3/4 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.35190

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Theater: Miyajima
口上(こうじょう)
 宮島

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokuei ga
春江斎北英画

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: September 29, 2004)

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