Actor Arashi Rikaku II as Minamoto no Ushiwakamaru

「源ノ牛若丸 嵐璃珏」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 5th month
Artist Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 113; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #699

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.3 x 18.4 cm (9 9/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35288

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: 11.35203-4 (complete diptych), 11.35288 (right sheet only)

Play: Kachidoki Mibae Genji
Theater: Horie

Signed

Unsigned

無款

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