Actor Arashi Rikaku II as the Older Brother (Ani) Gappô, a Rokubu Pilgrim, from the series Tales of Loyalty and Heroism (Chûkô buyû den)

忠孝武勇傳 「六部兄合法」 二代目嵐璃珏

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 11th month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #129; Keyes 1973, p. 222, mentioned under #137.9ab

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 23.3 x 16.2 cm (9 3/16 x 6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

08.541.30

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Forms a diptych with 08.541.64, 11.35664.

Play: Chûkô Homare no Futamichi
Theater: Minami, Kyoto

Signed

Hirosada

広貞

Provenance

By date unknown, Alfred Greenough Collection, Boston, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker, Milton, MA; 1908, bequest of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 17, 2007)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection