Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Yurugi Saemon (R) and Arashi Rikaku II as the Footman (Yakko) Ippei (L)

「由留木左衛門 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)  「奴いつ平 嵐璃珏」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 8th month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #569

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.4 x 35.5 cm (9 5/8 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

11.41983a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.35783a-b, 11.41983a-b

Play: Senryô Tazuna Koi no Somekomi
Theater: Naka

Signed

Kunikazu (on left sheet only)

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: 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