Actors Nakamura Tamashichi I as the Palace Maid Tamagawa (R) and Nakamura Kanjaku II as the Palace Maid Onoe (L)

「二 奥女中玉川 中村玉七」(初代)  「三 奥女中おのへ 中村翫雀」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 1st month
Artist Hasegawa Munehiro (Japanese, active 1848–1867)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 111 (as 11.25983a-b; this # not listed); Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #322

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 25.4 x 36.9 cm (10 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.41976a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Sheets 2 and 3 of an incomplete polyptych.

MFA impressions: 11.35983a-b, 11.41976a-b

Play: Hanagoyomi Haru no Nigiwai
Theater: Kado

Signed

Munehiro (on each sheet)

宗広

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