Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Danshichi Kurôbei (R) and Ichikawa Ebijûrô I as Issun Tokubei (L)

「団七九郎兵衛(だんしちくろべえ) 中村歌右衛門(なかむらうたえもん)」(三代中村歌右衛門の団七九郎兵衛) 「一寸得兵衛(いっすんとくべえ) 市川鰕十郎(いちかわえびじゅうろう)」(初代市川鰕十郎の一寸得兵衛)

Japanese
Edo period
1823 (Bunsei 6), 4th month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 93; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #148; Keyes, PMA cat. (1973), #209

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38 x 52.3 cm (14 15/16 x 20 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35463-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35463 (right), 11.35464 (left)

Play: Natsumatsuri Naniwa Kagami
Theater: Kado

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