Actors Nakamura Tomozô as Yaheiji and Kataoka Gadô II as Sasahara Hayato in Act 4 of Ogura no Shikishi

「小倉の色紙 巻ノ四」 「弥平次」中村友三、「笹原隼人」二代目片岡我童

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 108

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.9 x 36.8 cm (9 13/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.35589

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hana Momiji Ogura no Shikishi
Theater: Naka

Signed

Hirosada

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