Actor Arashi Kichisaburô II as Kowari Dennai

二代目嵐橘三郎の小わり伝内

Japanese
Edo period
1815 (Bunka 12), 9th month
Artist Asayama Ashikuni (Japanese, about 1775–1818)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 87; Gerstle 2005, #131 (this edition); Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #029 (later, commercial edition)

Dimensions

Horizontal double ôban; 37.3 x 50.5 cm (14 11/16 x 19 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.26641

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The first, private edition of a design later re-issued as a commercial print.

Play: Katakiuchi Ura no Asagiri
Theater: Naka

Signed

Ashikuni

あし国

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