Actor Nakamura Shikan II as Nuregami Chôgorô

「濡髪長五郎 中村芝翫」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 7th month
Artist Jukôdô Yoshikuni (Japanese, active 1804–1843), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 96; Keyes 1973, p. 254 (described but not illustrated)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.3 cm (15 3/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.21999

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Futatsu Chôchô Kuruwa Nikki
 双蝶々曲輪日記 (ふたつちょうちょうくるわにっき)

Signed

Toyokawa Yoshikuni ga
豊川よし国画

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