Actor Kataoka Gadô II as the Younger Brother (Otôto) Gappô, a Rokubu Pilgrim, from the series Tales of Loyalty and Heroism (Chûkô buyû den)

「忠孝武勇傳 六部弟合法」 二代目片岡我童

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 11th month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865), Publisher Kawaoto (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 105; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #129; Keyes 1973, p. 22, mentioned under #137.9ab

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25 x 18.3 cm (9 13/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35664

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 08.541.64, 11.35664
Forms a diptych with 08.541.30.

Play: Chûkô Homare no Futamichi
Theater: Minami, Kyoto

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