Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Ôtomo Kuronushi and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Ono no Komachi in Rokkasen (The Six Poetic Immortals)

「六歌仙」「大友黒主 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)、「小野小町 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 8th month
Artist Hasegawa Munehiro (Japanese, active 1848–1867)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 112; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #341

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.1 x 19.3 cm (9 7/8 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35982

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Rokkasen Sugata no Irodori
Theater: Naka

Signed

Munehiro ga

宗広画

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: 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