Actors Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as Tosa Shôji (R), Arashi Kichisaburô II as Torii Matasuke (C), Arashi Koroku IV as Odai, and Ogawa Kichitarô III as Tanizawa Kyûba (L)

「土佐庄司 市川鰕十郎」(初代)  「鳥居又助 嵐吉三郎」(二代目)  「おだい 嵐小六」(四代目)、「谷沢求馬 小川吉太郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1818 (Bunka 15/Bunsei 1), 1st month
Artist Gigadô Ashiyuki (Japanese, active about 1814–1835), Publisher Shioya Chôbei


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 88

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.9 x 76.5 cm (14 15/16 x 30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35125-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.35125 (right), 11.35126 (center), 11.35127 (left)

Play: Kagamiyama Kuruwa no Kikigaki
Theater: Naka
加々見山廓写本(かがみやまくるわのききがき)
 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