Actors Arashi Rikan II and Sawamura Kunitarô II

「あらし璃寛」(二代目)、 「沢村国太郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1), 1st month
Artist Ryûsai Shigeharu (Japanese, 1803–1853), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 97; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #125

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25 cm (14 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36205

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One sheet of an incomplete tetraptych.

Signed

Gyokuryûtei Shigeharu ga

玉柳亭重春画

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: 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