Actors Nakamura Matsue III as the Daughter (Musume) Hinadori and Nakamura Utaemon III as the Dowager (Kôshitsu) Sadaka

「娘ひな鳥 中村松江」(三代)、「後室狭高 中村歌右衛門」(三代)

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), 3rd month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 90; Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #70; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #096; Keyes 1973, #197ab and pl. 16

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.3 cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35376

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: Kado
妹背山婦女庭訓(いもせやまおんなていきん)
 角

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga
春好斎北洲画

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