Actors Nakamura Sôjûrô as Kameya Chûbei (R) and Arashi San'emon X as Tsuchiya Umegawa (L) in Koi-bikyaku Yamato Ôrai, No. 5 from the series Thirty-six Views of Japan (Nihon sanjûrokkei no uchi)

「恋飛脚大和往来」 「亀や忠兵へ 中村宗十郎」  「つちや梅川 嵐三右衛門」(十代目) 「日本三十六景ノ内 五」

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6), April
Artist Shûgansai Shigehiro (Japanese, active 1865–1878), Publisher Tamanoi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 121

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.2 x 35.7 cm (9 1/2 x 14 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36188a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Koi-bikyaku Yamato Ôrai
Theater: Chikugo
恋飛脚大和往来(こいびきゃくやまとおうらい)
 筑後

Signed

Shigehiro ga (on each sheet)
重広画

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: 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