Actor Arashi Rikan II as the Footman (Yakko) Tsumahei

「奴妻平 嵐璃寛」(二代目)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 97

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 25.8 cm (15 1/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35003

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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: 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