Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Chôkichi (R) and Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as Chôgorô (L)

「長吉 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)  「長五良 市川鰕十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1819 (Bunsei 2), 1st month
Artist Hokuyô (Japanese, active 1818–1830s), Publisher Toshikuraya Shinbei (Toshin) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 89; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #534

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.7 x 50.9 cm (14 13/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35307-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35307 (right),11.35308 (left)

Play: Futatsu Chôchô Kuruwa Nikki
Theater: Kado

Signed

Hokuyô ga (on each sheet)

北洋画

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