Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô V as Mitsuhide (R) and Iwai Hanshirô V as Satsuki (L)

「光秀 松本幸四郎」(五代目)  「さつき 岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1820 (Bunsei 3), 9th month
Artist Baikôsai Shunkei (Japanese, active about 1820–1840), Artist Shunchô (Japanese, active 1815–1823), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 89

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38 x 51.4 cm (14 15/16 x 20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35227-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (co-designed by Shunkei and Shunchô): 11.35227 (right), 11.35228 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.35227-8, 11.36299a-b

Play: Iwai Kotobuku Chiyo no Matsumoto
Theater: Naka
岩井寿千世松本(いわいことぶくちよのまつもと)
 中

Signed

Shunchô ga (right sheet); Shunkei ga (left sheet)
春蝶画 春敬画

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