Actors Arashi Kichisaburô II as Sutewakamaru (R) and Kanô MInshi I as Okaji (L)

「すて若丸 あらし吉三郎」(二代目)  「おかじ 叶珉子」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1817 (Bunka 14), 1st month
Artist Harukawa Ashihiro (Japanese, active 1816–1836), Publisher Shioya Chôbei


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 88; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #406

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38 x 50.7 cm (14 15/16 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35035-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35035 (right), 11.35036 (left)

Play: Chigogafuchi Hana no Shiranami
Theater: Naka

Signed

Ashihiro ga (on each sheet)

芦広画

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