Actors Asao Gakujûrô as Shizuka no mae (R) and Sawamura Kunitarô II as the fox Tadanobu (L)

「志州かノ前 浅尾額十郎」  「狐忠信 沢村国太郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1825 (Bunsei 8), 8th month
Artist Jukôdô Yoshikuni (Japanese, active 1804–1843), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese), Publisher Izutsuya Denbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 95; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #374

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.5 x 51 cm (14 3/4 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36274a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yoshitsune Senbonzakura
Theater: Naka
義経千本桜(よしつねせんぼんざくら)
 中

Signed

Jukôdô Yoshikuni ga (on each sheet)
寿好堂よし国画

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