Actors Nakamura Utaemon IV as the Farmer (Hyakushô) Yasaku (R), Mimasu Baisha I as Senzaki Yagorô (C), and Yamashita Kinsaku IV as Yasaku's wife Okayo (L), in Act 6 of Chûshingura

「忠臣蔵 巻ノ六」 「百性弥作」四代目中村歌右衛門  「千崎弥五郎」初代三枡梅舎  「女房おかよ」四代目山下金作

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 5th month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865), Publisher Kawaoto (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 107; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #364

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 25 x 54.2 cm (9 13/16 x 21 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35628a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Naka

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