Actors Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as Ukisu no Iwamatsu (R), Arashi Kitsusaburô II as the Farmer (Hyakushô) Jûsaku (C), Arashi Kitsuzô as Jûkichi, and Sawamura Kunitarô II as Jûsaku's Wife (Nyôbô) Okinu (L)

「うきすノ岩松 市川鰕十郎」(初代) 「百姓重作 嵐橘三郎」(二代目) 「十吉 あらし橘蔵」、「女房おきぬ 沢村国太郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 5th month
Artist Gigadô Ashiyuki (Japanese, active about 1814–1835), Publisher Wataya Kihei (Wataki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 96; Gerstle 2005, #254; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #267; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 3, British Museum III (1987), pl. 120

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.7 x 76.6 cm (14 13/16 x 30 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35176-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.35176 (right), 11.35177 (center), 11.35178 (left)

Play: Keisei Kakehashi Monogatari
Theater: Naka
けいせい桟物語
 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