Actors Arashi Rikaku II as Minamoto no Ushiwakamaru (R) and Arashi Kichisaburô III as Kumasaka Chôhan (L)

「源ノ牛若丸 嵐璃珏」(二代目) 「熊坂長範 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 113; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #699

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 25 x 36.7 cm (9 13/16 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35023-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35023 (right), 11.35024 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.35203-4 (complete diptych), 11.35288 (right sheet only)

Play: Kachidoki Mibae Genji
Theater: Horie
勝鬨莩源氏
 堀江

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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