Actors Kataoka Nizaemon VII as Jikokumaru (R) and Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as Jûdômaru (L)

「持国丸 片岡仁左衛門」(七代目)  「重瞳丸 市川鰕十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1820 (Bunsei 3), 1st month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 89; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #078; Schwaab, Osaka Prints (1989), #25

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.8 x 50.9 cm (14 7/8 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35445-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35445 (right), 11.35446 (left)

Play: Keisei Hana no Konoshita
Theater: Kado
文政3年1月、大坂、角の芝居「けいせい花大樹(はなのこのした)」。市川の家紋の三升(みます)が衣裳にデザインされている。 – 武藤 純子K

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga (on each sheet)
春好斎北洲画

Markings

画家の印章: なし
版元: 本屋清七
改印: なし

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