Actors Arashi Kitsusaburô II as Iwakawa Jirokichi (R) and Sawamura Kunitarô II as His Wife (Nyôbô) Otomi (L)

「岩川次郎吉 嵐橘三郎」(二代目)  「女房おとみ 沢村国太郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1823 (Bunsei 6), 5th month
Artist Gigadô Ashiyuki (Japanese, active about 1814–1835), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 93

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.5 x 50.6 cm (14 3/4 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26645-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.26645 (left), 11.26646 (right)

Play: Sekitori Senryô Nobori
Theater: Kita Horie
関取千両幟(せきとりせんりょうのぼり)
 北堀江

Signed

Gigadô Ashiyuki ga (on each sheet)
戯画堂芦ゆき画

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