Actor Arashi Koroku IV as the Wife (Nyôbô) Chiyo, a Big, Big HIt at the Goryô Theater (Goryô shibai ni oite ôatari, ôatari)

「女房ちよ あらし小六」(四代目) 「御霊芝居におゐて 大当たり/\」

Japanese
Edo period
1822 (Bunsei 5), 5th month
Artist Shun'yô (Shunsho) (Japanese, active 1822), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 92; Schwaab, Osaka Prints (1989), #54

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 26.7 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.35287

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sewa Ryôri Yaoya no Kondate
Theater: Goryô (Goryô Shrine, Osaka)
世話料理八百屋献立(せわりょうりやおやのこんだて)
 御霊

Signed

Shunsho koto Shun'yô ga
春渚事春要画

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: September 29, 2004)

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