Actors, from right: Arashi Sangorô IV as Sonobe no Saemon, Arashi Rikan II as the Footman (Yakko) Tsumahei, Bandô Jûtarô I as Koshimoto Magaki, and Fujikawa Tomokichi II as Usuyuki-hime

「園部ノ左衛門 嵐三五郎」(四代目)  「奴妻平 嵐璃寛」(二代目)  「妼まかき 坂東寿太郎」(初代)  「薄雪姫 藤川友吉」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1829 (Bunsei 12), 1st month
Artist Gigadô Ashiyuki (Japanese, active about 1814–1835), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 97

Dimensions

Vertical ôban tetraptych; 38.3 x 133.7 cm (15 1/16 x 52 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35128-31

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tetraptych, from right to left: 11.35128, 11.35129, 11.35130, 11.35131

Play: Shin Usuyuki Monogatari
Theater: Naka
新うすゆき物語(しんうすゆきものがたり)
 中

Signed

Gigadô Ashiyuki ga (on each sheet)
戯画堂芦ゆき画

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