Actor Kataoka Gatô II as Sarashina Tsumorinosuke in Jiraiya Monogatari

「児雷也譚語」 「更科都守之介 片岡我当」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 1st month
Artist Kinoshita Hironobu I (Japanese, active about 1851–1870)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 118; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #415

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25 x 18 cm (9 13/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35043

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Jiraiya Monogatari
Theater: Kado

Signed

Hironobu

広信

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