Actors Arashi Rikan II as Karahashi Sakujûrô (R) and Asao Takumi as Daidôji Gakutarô (L)

「唐橋作十郎 嵐璃寛」(二代目)  「大道寺学太郎 浅尾内匠」

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2), 9th month
Artist Shunbaisai Hokuei (Japanese, active about 1824–1837, died 1837), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 99; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #275

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.2 × 50.6 cm (14 5/8 × 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35265-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35265 (right), 11.35266 (left)

Play: Chûkô Homare no Futamichi (Two Praiseworthy Roads of Loyalty)
Theater: Kado
忠孝誉二街
 角

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokuei ga (on each sheet)
春江斎北英画

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: 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