Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as Lady Iwafuji and Nakamura Matsue III as Lady Onoe

「局岩ふじ 坂東三津五郎」(三代)、「中老尾上 中村松江」(三代)

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), 1st month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Wataya Kihei (Wataki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 89; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #093; Schwaab, Osaka Prints (1989), #32

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 26.6 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.35375

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Kagamiyama (Mirror Mountain, a Courtesan Play)
Theater: Kado

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga

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: September 29, 2004)

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