Actor Arashi Rikaku II as Kaidômaru

「嫗山姥」 「怪童丸 嵐璃珏」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 10th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 111; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #20 (R sheet)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.4 x 18.5 cm (9 5/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35540

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Komochi Yamanba Iohata Nishiki
Theater: Kado
安政5年10月、大坂、角の芝居、切狂言「嫗山姥五百機錦(こもちやまんばいおはたにしき)。左図の嵐璃寛(あらしりかん)扮する母山姥(やまんば)に出会う場面。 – 武藤 純子K

Signed

Yoshitaki
芳瀧

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