Actors Nakamura Utaemon IV as Takechi Samanosuke (R) and Nakamura Tamashichi as Sutewakamaru (L), in Act 1 of Chigogafuchi

「稚児淵 巻ノ一」 「武智左馬之介」四代目中村歌右衛門  「捨若丸」中村玉七

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 3rd month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 108; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #442; Keyes, Hirosada (1984), #41

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 25 x 37.1 cm (9 13/16 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35590a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Chigogafuchi Koi no Shiranami (The Chigogafuchi Pool and the White Waves of Love)
Theater: Naka

Signed

Hirosada (on each sheet)

広貞

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: January 19, 2005)

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