Actors Arashi Rikan IV as the Ghost (Bôrei) of Okiku, unidentified actor as the Child (Ko) Tomatsu (R), and Nakamura Komanosuke V as Funase Sanpei (L), in Banshû Sarayashiki

「お菊ノ亡霊 五代目嵐璃寛」(四代目)、「子十松」  「舟瀬三平 中村駒之助」(五代目) 「播州皿屋敷」

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 8th month
Artist Kinoshita Hironobu I (Japanese, active about 1851–1870), Publisher Awaya Bunzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 120

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 50 x 36.2 cm (19 11/16 x 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35075-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35075 (right), 11.35076 (left)

Play: Banshû Sarayashiki
Theater: Naka
「お菊ノ亡霊 五代目嵐璃寛」「子十松」/「舟瀬三平 中村駒之助」
播州皿屋鋪(ばんしゅうさらやしき)
 中

Signed

Hironobu (on each sheet)
広信

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