Actors Nakamura Tomijûrô II in the Hobbyhorse Dance (Harukoma) and Nakamura Shikan II in Catfish and Gourd (Hyôtan Namazu)

「はる駒 中村富十郎」(二代目)、「瓢箪鯰 中村芝翫」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1834 (Tenpô 5), 10th 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. 101

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 26.6 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.35191

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Hangonkô
Theater: Kado

Signed

Shunbaisai Hokuei ga

春梅斎北英画

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: September 29, 2004)

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