Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Arajishi Otokonosuke (R) and Matsumoto Kôshirô V as Nikki Danjô (L)

「荒獅子男之助 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)  「仁木だん正 松本幸四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), 7th month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Toshikuraya Shinbei (Toshin) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 90; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #100

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.5 x 51 cm (14 3/4 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35457-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35457 (right), 11.35458 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.35457-8, 11.36292a-b

Play: Hagi wa Sendai Na wa Matsumoto
Theater: Naka

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga (on each sheet)

春好斎北洲画

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