Actors Arashi Rikan II as Katô Masakiyo (R) and Sawamura Sankichi as His Daughter (Musume) Hinaginu (L), in a Great Hit Opening Performance on the South Side of Shijô Street in Kyoto (Kyô Shijô minamigawa kaomise ôatari)

「京四条南側顔見世大当り」 「加藤清正 あらし璃寛」(二代目)  「京四条南側顔見世大当り」 「娘ひなぎぬ 沢村三吉」

Japanese
Edo period
1836 (Tenpô 7), 11th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 102

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.3 x 50.7 cm (14 11/16 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36218a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hachijin Shugo no Honjô
Theater: Minami, Kyoto
八陣守護城(はちじんしゅごのほんじょう)
 京南

Signed

Ryûsai Shigeharu ga (on each sheet)
柳斎重春画

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