Actor Arashi Rikaku II as Kikujidô

「菊童子 嵐璃珏」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 2nd month
Artist Kinoshita Hironobu I (Japanese, active about 1851–1870)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 116 (as 11.35090-1; this # not listed); Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #390

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.1 x 19 cm (9 7/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.41930

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete diptych.

MFA impressions: 11.35090-1 (complete diptych), 11.41930 (right sheet only)

Play: Rangiku Makura Jidô
Theater: Kado

Signed

Ashinoya Hironobu

芦野家広信

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