Actors Ichikawa Sukejurô as Karakaneya Kôhei (R), Arashi Rikaku II as Nippondaemon (C), and Fujikawa Kankichi I (Tomokichi III) as Kiba no Osai (L), in Koi no Shiranami

「恋のしら浪」 「唐銅や幸兵へ」市川助寿郎  「日本駄右衛門」二代目嵐璃珏  「牙のお斎」三代目藤川友吉

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 8th month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865), Publisher Isekichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 108

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 25 x 54.5 cm (9 13/16 x 21 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35623a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tôtômigata Koi no Shiranami
Theater: Chikugo

Signed

Hirosada (on each sheet)

広貞

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: January 19, 2005)

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