Actors Kano Minshi I as Azuma (R) and Arashi Kichisaburô II (Rikan) as Aburaya Yohei (L)

「あづま 叶みんし」(初代)   「油屋与兵衛 あらし吉三郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1816 (Bunka 13), 8th month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), 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), #059

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.8 × 50.8 cm (14 7/8 × 20 in.)

Accession Number

11.35436-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35436 (right), 11.35437 (left)

Play: Aburauri Kuruwa Monogatari (The Tale of an Oil-seller in the Pleasure Quarter)
Theater: Naka
油商人廓話(あぶらうりくるわものがたり)
 中

Signed

Shunkô ga
春好画

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