Actors Jitsukawa Enjaku I as Inuzuka Shino (R) and Ichikawa Ichijûrô II as Inukai Genpachi (L) in the Hôryûkaku Scene of the Play Satomi Hakkenden

「里見八犬伝芳流閣」 「犬飼信乃 実川延若」(初代)、「犬飼現八 市川市十郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 9th month
Artist Kinoshita Hironobu I (Japanese, active about 1851–1870), Publisher Kinokuniya Yasubei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 118; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #411

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.5 x 35.6 cm (9 5/8 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

11.35055-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35055 (right), 11.35056 (left)

Play: Satomi Hakkenden
Theater: Chikugo
里見八犬伝
 筑後

Signed

Hironobu (on each sheet)
広信

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