Actors Arashi Tomisaburô II as the Daughter of the Chigiriya (Chigiriya Omusume) (R) and Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as Yamagataya Gihei (L)

「千切屋お娘 嵐富三郎」(二代目)  「山形屋儀兵衛 市川鰕十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1822 (Bunsei 5), 1st month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 91; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #112

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.3 x 50.8 cm (14 11/16 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

11.35422-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35422 (right), 11.35423 (left)

Play: Keisei Somewake Tazuna
Theater: Naka
けいせい染分総(けいせいそめわけたずな)
 中

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga (on each sheet)
春好斎北洲画

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