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Actors Arashi Rikan as Hayase Iori (R); Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Sakata Shôzaburô and Nakayama Miyoshi I as Hayashi Genjirô (C); and Bandô Jûtarô I as Adachi Yasuke (L)

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Triptych 11.35220 (right), 11.35221 (center), 11.35222 (left) Play: Ehon Tengajayamura Theater: Naka

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokuei ga (on each sheet) 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: 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, 1832 (Tenpô 3), 8th month

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 100; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #292

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 76.8 cm (14 3/4 x 30 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35220-2

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints