Actors Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as the Packhorse Driver (Umakata) Hachizô (R) and Kataoka Nizaemon VII as Hinuka Hachizô (L)

「馬かた八蔵 市川鰕十郎」(初代)  「ひぬか八蔵 片岡仁左衛門」(七代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1816 (Bunka 13), 9th month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Sôshiya (Japanese), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 88; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #063

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.8 x 51.6 cm (14 7/8 x 20 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35428-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35428 (right), 11.35429 (left)

Play: Koinyobo Somewake Tazuna
Theater: Kado
恋女房染分手綱(こいにょうぼうそめわけたづな)
 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