Actors Arashi Rikaku II as Sakuramaru (R) and Arashi Rikan III as Yae (L), in Sugawara Chûkôden

「菅原忠孝伝」 「さくら丸」二代目嵐璃珏  「八重」三代目嵐璃寛

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 11th month
Publisher Kashimadô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 106; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #325

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.5 x 36.6 cm (9 5/8 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35642a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sugwara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Kado
菅原伝授手習鑑(すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ)
 角

Signed

Hirosada (on each sheet)
広貞

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: January 19, 2005)

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