Actors Nakamura Tomijûrô II as Suke no Tsubone (R) and Nakamura Shikan II as Taira no Tomomori (L)

「すけノつぼね 中村富十郎」(二代目)  「平ノ知もり 中村芝翫」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1835 (Tenpô 6), 5th month
Artist Ryûsai Shigeharu (Japanese, 1803–1853), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 101; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #172 (R sheet only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 39 x 53 cm (15 3/8 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36216a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hanayagura Hitome Senbon
Theater: Naka
花櫓詠吉野
 中

Signed

Ryûsai Shigeharu ga (on each sheet)
柳斎重春画

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