Actor Arashi Rikaku II as Katsuyori

「勝頼 嵐璃珏」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 10th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 114; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #123

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.2 x 18.4 cm (9 15/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35522

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 an incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.35522 (center sheet only), 11.36183a-c (complete triptych)

Play: Honchô Nijûshikô
Theater: Kado
文久1年10月、大坂、角の芝居「本朝廿四孝(ほんちょうにじゅうしこう)」の「十種香(じゅっしゅこう)」の場。 – 武藤 純子K

Signed

Yoshitaki ga
芳瀧画

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: 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