Actor Arashi Rikan III as Saibara Kageyu, from the series Tales of Renowned Heroes (Kômei buyû den)

「高名武勇伝 斎原かげゆ」 三代目嵐璃寛

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 3rd month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 104 (as 11.35609a-b; this # not listed)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.2 x 17.4 cm (9 15/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.41926

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.35609a-b (complete), 11.41926 (left sheet only)

Play: Meiboku Sendai Hagi
Theater: Chikugo

The Ikeda bunko impression has Tenmaya Kihei publisher’s mark. The MFA impression has Kinkadô Konishi publisher’s mark on the right sheet only.

Signed

Hirosada

広貞

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