Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Kumagai Jirô (R) and Arashi Rikan II as Kohagi, actually Mukan Dayû (L)

「熊谷次郎 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)  「小萩実は無官太夫 嵐璃寛」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1835 (Tenpô 6), 11th 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 diptych; 37 x 50.8 cm (14 9/16 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

11.26631-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.26631 (left), 11.26632 (right)
 須磨都源平躑躅 (すまのみやこげんぺいつつじ)

Signed

Shunbaisei Hokuei ga (on each sheet)
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: 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