Actors Nakamura Utaemon IV as Fuwa Banzaemon (R), Yamashita Kinsaku IV as Okuni (C), and Nakayama Nanshi II as Katsuragi (L), in Act 7 of Inazuma Sôshi

「稲妻双紙 巻ノ七」 「不破伴左衛門」四代目中村歌右衛門  「おくに」四代目山下金作  「かづらき」二代目中山南枝

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 9th month
Publisher Kashimadô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 106; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #315 (variant)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 25.1 x 55.3 cm (9 7/8 x 21 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35594a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Satomoyô Kabuki no Inazuma
Theater: Naka
花街模様劇稲妻
 中

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