Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Orie (R) and Seki Sanjûrô II as Yazama Jûtarô (L)

「おりへ 中村歌右衛門」(三代目) 「矢間重太郎 関三十郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 4th month
Artist Shunshosai Hokuchô (Japanese, active 1822–1830), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 96; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #191

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.9 x 52.9 cm (15 5/16 x 20 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22674-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22674 (right), 11.22675 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.22674-5 (complete), 17.3213.15 (right sheet only)

Play: Kanadehon Chûshin Kôshaku
Theater: Kitahorie
仮名手本忠臣講釈
 北堀江

Signed

Shunshosai Hokuchô ga (on each sheet)
春曙斎北頂画

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