Actor Arashi Rikan II as the Daughter (Musume) Osome

「娘おそめ あらし璃寛」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1), 9th month
Artist Ryûsai Shigeharu (Japanese, 1803–1853), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 98

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.8 cm (14 3/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.38821

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 an incomplete diptych.

MFA impressions: 07.716 (right sheet only), 11.38821 (right sheet only), 17.3212.6-7 (complete diptych)

Play: Somemoyô Imose no Kadomatsu
Theater: Kado

Signed

Gyokuryûtei Shigeharu ga

玉柳亭重春画

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