Actors Arashi Rikô I as Osuma no Kata (R), Arashi Kitsusaburô II as Kowari Dennai (C), and Arashi Koroku IV as the Daughter Okiyo (L)

「おすま之方 あらし璃光」(初代)  「小割伝内 嵐橘三郎」(二代目)  「娘おきよ あらし小六」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1826 (Bunsei 9), 1st 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. 95; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #246; Keyes 1973, #13abc, and pl. 31

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.2 x 77.3 cm (15 1/16 x 30 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35152-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.35152 (right), 11.35153 (center), 11.35154 (left)

Play: Keisei Ura no Asagiri
Theater: Kitahorie
けいせい浦朝霧
 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