Actors Arashi Kitsusaburô II as Kajiwara Heiji (R) and Ichikawa Danzô V as Kajiwara Genta (L)

「梶原平次 嵐橘三郎」(二代目)  「梶原源田 市川団蔵」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 7th month
Artist Gigadô Ashiyuki (Japanese, active about 1814–1835), Publisher Wataya Kihei (Wataki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 96; Ôsaka-shi shibai no myûjiamu, Kamigata yakusha-e no sekai (2001), #7; Keyes 1973, #17 (left sheet only, no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 39 x 52.3 cm (15 3/8 x 20 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22676-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.22676 (left), 11.22677 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.22676-7 (two right sheets only), 11.35167-9 (complete triptych)

Play: Hiragana Seisuiki
Theater: Kitagawa, Kyoto
ひらがな盛衰記(ひらがなせいすいき)
 京、北川

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