Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Takechi Mitsuhide (R) and Nakamura Matsue III as Kaheiji's Wife Tamazasa (R)

「武智光秀 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)  「嘉平治妻玉笹 中村松江」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1829 (Bunsei 12), 9th month
Artist Gigadô Ashiyuki (Japanese, active about 1814–1835), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 97; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #288

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.8 x 49.2 cm (14 1/2 x 19 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35132-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (left half of incomplete tetraptych): 11.35132 (right), 11.35133 (left)

Play: Matsushita Kaheiji Renga Hyôban
Theater: Kado
松下嘉平治連歌評判
 角

Signed

Gigadô Ashiyuki ga (on each sheet)
戯画堂芦ゆき画

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