Actors Arashi Kichisaburô II as Kumasaka Chôhan and Ichikawa Shiikô I as Ushiwakamaru

二代目嵐吉三郎の熊坂長範、初代市川市紅の牛若丸

Japanese
Edo period
1816 (Bunka 13), 8th month
Artist Asayama Ashikuni (Japanese, about 1775–1818)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 88

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.8 cm (14 15/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18138

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kachidoki Mibae Genji

Signed

Ashikuni

芦国

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