Actors Nakamura Tomijûrô II, formerly Matsue, as Koyuki (R) and Nakamura Utaemon III as Kanô Shirojirô (L)

「小ゆき 松江改中村冨十郎」(二代目)  「狩野四郎次郎 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4), 1st month
Artist Shunbaisai Hokuei (Japanese, active about 1824–1837, died 1837), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 100

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.5 x 51.9 cm (14 3/4 x 20 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35291-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35291 (right), 11.35292 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.35291-2, 11.38975a-b

Play: Keisei Chigo-ga-fuchi
Theater: Kado
けいせい稚児淵(けいせいちごがふち)
 角

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokuei ga (on each sheet)
春江斎北英画

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