Actors Arashi Wakadayû as Orikoto-hime (R), Jitsukawa Enjaku I as Sôgen, and Nakamura Umenosuke (later Arashi Kitsusaburô IV) as Koganosuke (L), in Act 2 of Iwakura Sôgen

「岩くら宗玄 二ノ切」 「折琴姫 嵐和歌太夫」  「宗元 実川延若」(初代)、「久我助 中村梅之助」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 8th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 118

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 25 x 37 cm (9 13/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35792a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Koigoromo Iwakura Sôgen
Theater: Chikugo

The actor who took the name Arashi Kitsusaburô IV in 1871.4 was previously known as Nakamura Umenosuke, but he is not considered an official holder of that name.
恋染衣岩倉宗玄(こいごろもいわくらそうげん)
 筑後

Signed

Kunikazu
国員

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