Actors Arashi Rikaku II as Tanigorô (R) and Onoe Tamizô II as Hyôbunosuke (L), in the Myôjin Wood Scene of the Play Shiraishi-banashi

「白石噺 明神森」「谷五郎 嵐璃珏」(二代目) 「兵部之助 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 8th month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 112

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 25 x 37.6 cm (9 13/16 x 14 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21099-100

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.21099 (left), 11.21100 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.21099-100, 11.37059a-b

Play: Go Taiheiki Shiraishi Banashi
Theater: Kado
 碁太平記白石噺(ごたいへいきしらいしばなし)

Signed

Kunikazu (on each sheet)
国員

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