Actors Nakamura Tamashichi I as Sutewakamaru (R) and Arashi Rikaku II as the Hairdresser (Kamiyui) Gengorô (L), in Act 2 of Chigogafuchi

「稚児淵 巻ノ二」 「捨わか丸」初代中村玉七  「髪ゆひ源五郎」二代目嵐璃珏

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 3rd month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865), Publisher Isekichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 108; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #445

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 25.2 x 37 cm (9 15/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35591a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Chigogafuchi
Theater: Kado

Signed

Hirosada (on each sheet)

広貞

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