Actors Arashi Sangorô II as the Palanquin Bearer (Kagokaki) Ôtsu no Kiroku (R) and Ichimura Uzaemon IX as the Palanquin Bearer (Kagokaki) Ômi no Haragorô (L)

二代目嵐三五郎の駕かき大津喜六  九代目市村宇左衛門の駕かき近江原五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1774 (An'ei 3), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 29.6 x 27 cm (11 5/8 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.18654, 11.18691

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.18654 (right), 11.18691 (left)

Play: Chigozakura Jûsan Shô
Theater: Ichimura
児桜十三鐘(ちござくらじゅうさんしょう)
 市村

Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet)
春章画

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