Actors Arashi Rikan III as Koyoshi (R) and Arashi Rikaku II as Yojirô (L)

「小よし 嵐璃寛」(三代目)  「与次郎 嵐璃珏」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 1st month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 112; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #038

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.2 x 36.6 cm (9 1/2 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36127a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Onna Saruhiki Kadode no Hitofushi (Mitate)
女猿曳☆諷(☆は「門」構えに「出」)
 見立

Signed

Yoshitaki (on right sheet), Yoshitaki ga (on left sheet)
芳瀧 芳瀧画

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