Actor Arashi Rikan II as the Footman (Yakko) Tsumahei

二代目嵐璃寛のやっこ妻平

Japanese
Edo period
1829 (Bunsei 12), 1st month
Artist Gigadô Ashiyuki (Japanese, active about 1814–1835)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 97; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #279

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.6 x 19.3 cm (10 1/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.26578

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Originally the right half of a horizontal ôban sheet.

Play: Shin Usuyuki Monogatari
Theater: Naka

Signed

Gigadô Ashiyuki ga

戯画堂芦ゆき画

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