Actors Nakamura Utaemon III (Shikan) as Yorikane (R) and Fujikawa Kayû II as Takao (L)

「頼兼 中村歌右ェ門」(三代目)  「高尾 藤川花友」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1816 (Bunka 13), 9th month
Artist Gigadô Ashiyuki (Japanese, active about 1814–1835), Publisher Shioya Chôbei


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 88; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #202

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.8 × 51 cm (14 7/8 × 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35109-10

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35109 (right), 11.35010 (left)

Play: Meiboku Sendai Hagi
Theater: Kado
伽藍先代萩(めいぼくせんだいはぎ)
 角

Signed

Ashiyuki ga (on each sheet)
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