Actors Ichikawa Monnosuke III as the Apprentice (Detchi) Chôkichi (R) and Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as Ume no Yoshibei (L)

「てつち長吉 市川門の助」(三代目)  「梅ノ由兵衛 市川鰕十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1818 (Bunka 15/Bunsei 1), 8th 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; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #208 (left sheet only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.9 x 51 cm (14 15/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35116-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35116 (left), 11.35117 (right)

Play: Suda no Haru Geiko Katagi
Theater: Kado
隅田春妓女容性(すだのはるげいこかたぎ)
 角

Signed

Ashiyuki ga (on each sheet)
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