Actors Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as Miura Arajirô (R) and Nakamura Utaemon III as Sano Genzaemon (L)

「三浦荒次郎 市川鰕十郎」(初代)  「佐野源左衛門 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1816 (Bunka 13), 3rd month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Shioya Chôbei


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 87; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #056

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.8 x 51 cm (14 7/8 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35430-1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35430 (right), 11.35431 (left)

Play: Yayoi ni Hiraku Ando no Funahashi
Theater: Kado
三月開嬉心船橋
 角

Signed

Shunkô ga (on each sheet)
春好画

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