Actors Nakamura Sankô I as the courtesan Takigawa (R) and Nakamura Utaemon II as Ishikawa Goemon (L)

「けいせい滝川 中村三光」(初代)  「石川五右衛門 中村歌右衛門」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1822 (Bunsei 5), 9th month
Artist Shunshosai Hokuchô (Japanese, active 1822–1830), Publisher Yamaichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 92; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #181

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.8 x 49.6 cm (14 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.35313-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35313 (right), 11.35314 (left)

Play: Kamagafuchi Futatsu-domoe
Theater: Naka

Signed

Shunkôsai monjin Shunshô ga (on each sheet)

春好斎門人春曙画

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