Actors Arashi Rikan II as Hayase Iori (R) and Iwai Shijaku I as Somenoi (L)

「早瀬伊織 嵐璃寛」(二代目)  「染の井 岩井紫若」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 8th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 100

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.5 x 51.8 cm (14 3/4 x 20 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36225a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ehon Dengachaya mura
 絵本殿下茶屋聚 (えほんでんがちゃやむら)

Signed

Gyokuryûtei Shigeharu ga (on each sheet)
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