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Actors Arashi Koroku IV as Ushiwakamaru (R), Nakamura Utaemon III as Kiichi Hôgen (C), and Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as Chienai (L)

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Triptych: 11.35400 (right), 11.35401 (center), 11.35402 (left) Play: Kiichi Hôgen Sanryaku no Maki Theater: Naka

Signed

Hokushû ga (on right sheet), Shunkôsai Hokushû ga (on center and left sheets) 北洲画 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: 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

Japanese, Edo period, 1821 (Bunsei 4), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 91; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #109

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.35400-2

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints