Actors Arashi Koroku IV as the Page Kichisaburô (R) and Iwai Hanshirô V as Yaoya Oshichi (L)

「小姓吉三郎 あらし小六」(四代目)  「八百屋お七 岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), 9th month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Toshikuraya Shinbei (Toshin) (Japanese), Publisher Wataya Kihei (Wataki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 90; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #104

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 40 x 55 cm (15 3/4 x 21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.3210.19, 17.3210.21

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 17.3210.19 (right sheet), 17.3210.21 (left sheet)

MFA impressions: 11.26635-6 (with background), 17.3210.19VR (17.3210.19, 17.3210.21; without background)

Play: Sono Mukashi Koi no Higanoko
Theater: Naka

From an album in which the names of the actors were covered with slips of decorative paper.
其昔恋緋纈(そのむかしこいのひがのこ)
 中

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga (on each sheet)
春好斎北洲画

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection