Actor Arashi Rikan II as Washio Saburô, from the series Popular Mirror Covers (Ryûkô kagami no ôi)

「流行鏡の覆」 「鷲尾三郎 嵐璃寛」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1835 (Tenpô 6), 11th month
Artist Shunbaisai Hokuei (Japanese, active about 1824–1837, died 1837), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 101; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #568; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), pl. 156

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 × 25 cm (14 9/16 × 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26598

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The right sheet of a pair, with 11.26597.

Play: Suma no Miyako Genpei Tsutsuji (The Capital at Suma and the Azalea of the Genji and Heike Clans)
Theater: Naka
須磨都源平躑躅
 中

Signed

Shunbaisai Hokuei ga
春梅斎北英画

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