Actors Arashi Rikaku II as the Footman (Yakko) Michisuke (R) and Kataoka Gadô II as Oguri Hangan (L)

「奴三千助」二代目嵐璃珏  「小栗判官」二代目片岡我童

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 1st month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865), Publisher Kashimadô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #331

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 25 x 36.8 cm (9 13/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

08.541.9a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 08.541.9a-b (with publisher’s mark Kashimadô, as in Ikeda bunko), 11.35562a-b (without publisher’s mark)

Play: Himekurabe Futaba Ezôshi
Theater: Kado
姫競双葉絵草紙(ひめくらべふたばえぞうし)
 角

Signed

Hirosada (on each sheet)
広貞

Provenance

By date unknown, Alfred Greenough Collection, Boston, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker, Milton, MA; 1908, bequest of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 17, 2007)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection