Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Kajiwara Heiji (R) and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Kajiwara Genta (L)

「梶原平次 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)  「梶原源太 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 10th month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 112

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.7 x 34.6 cm (9 3/4 x 13 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.20656, 11.20658

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.20656 (right), 11.20658 (left)

Play: Hiragana Seisuiki
Theater: Tenman
ひらかな盛衰記(ひらがなせいすいき)
 天満

Signed

Kunikazu (on each sheet)
国員

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