Actor Iwai Shijaku I as Ushiwakamaru (R) and as a Maid of Cherry-blossom Viewers (L), from the series Dance of Five Changes (Gohenge no uchi)

「五変化ノ内 牛若丸 岩井紫若」(初代) 「五変化ノ内 花見女中 岩井紫若」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 9th month
Artist Shunbaisai Hokuei (Japanese, active about 1824–1837, died 1837), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 100; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #299

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.6 x 50.8 cm (14 13/16 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

11.35200-1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two sheets of incomplete pentaptych): 11.35200 (right), 11.35201 (left)

Play: Koinegau Tsuyu no Akikusa
Theater: Naka

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokuei ga

春江斎北英画

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