Actors Nakamura Matsue III as the Geisha (Geiko) Sakuya (R) and Arashi Rikan II as Kizu Kansuke (L)

「けい子咲野 中村松江」(三代目)  「木津勘助 嵐璃寛」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1829 (Bunsei 12), 7th month
Artist Gigadô Ashiyuki (Japanese, active about 1814–1835), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 97

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.4 x 51.8 cm (15 1/8 x 20 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.26647-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.26647 (right), 11.26648 (left)

Play: Sao no Uta Kizugawa Hakkei
Theater: Kado
棹歌木津川八景(さおのうたきずがわはっけい)
 角

Signed

Gigadô Ashiyuki ga (on each sheet)
戯画堂芦ゆき画

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