Actors Kataoka Gadô II as Matsushimabô (R) and Nakamura Tomijûrô II as the Ghost of Segawa (L)

「松島坊 片岡我童」(二代目)  「瀬川の霊 中村富十郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1842 (Tenpô 13), 1st month
Artist Gochôtei Sadahiro (Japanese, active about 1830–1850), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 104

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37 x 50.2 cm (14 9/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36468a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tekuda no Hana Keisei Dôjô-ji
Theater: Naka
傚花傾城道成寺(てくだのはなけいせいどうじょうじ)
 中

Signed

Gorakutei Sadahiro ga (on each sheet)

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