Actors Arashi Kanjûrô II as Inba Kiemon (L) and Arashi Rikaku II as Iwabashimura Tôgorô (R), in Hana no Kumo Sakura no Akebono

「花雲佐倉曙」 「印旗喜右衛門 嵐冠十郎」(二代目)  「岩橋村藤五郎 嵐りかく」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 9th month
Artist Kunikazu (Japanese, active 1856–1858), Publisher Ishikawaya Wasuke (Ishiwa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 109

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.2 x 36.2 cm (9 1/2 x 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35999a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hana no Kumo Sakura no Akebono
Theater: Chikugo

Signed

Kunikazu (on each sheet)

国計

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