Actor Arashi Rikan I as Sasahara Hayato (R) and Kanô Minshi I as Chikusa-hime (L)

「笹原隼人 嵐璃寛」(初代) 「千くさひめ かなふみんし」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1816 (Bunka 13), 9th month
Artist Harukawa Ashihiro (Japanese, active 1816–1836), Artist Ashisato (Japanese, active about 1800–1816), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 88; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #405

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38 x 51.5 cm (14 15/16 x 20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35034, 11.36016

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35034 (left sheet, by Ashihiro), 11.36016 (right sheet, by Kunihiro)

Play: Koimomiji Ogura Shikishi
Theater: Naka
濃紅葉小倉色紙
 中

Signed

Kunihiro ga (on right sheet); Ashihiro ga (on left sheet)
国広画 芦広画

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: August 3, 1911)

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