Actor Arashi Rikaku II as a kamuro

「かむろ」 二代目嵐璃珏

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 9th month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865), Publisher Kawashin (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 106; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #321

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.4 x 18.3 cm (9 5/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35651

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Center sheet of incomplete triptych.

Play: Modorikago Iro ni Aikata
Theater: Wakadayu

The Ikeda bunko impression has no publisher’s mark.

Signed

Hirosada

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