Actors Nakayama Nanshi II as Umegae (R) and Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Kajiwara Genta (L)

「梅ヶ枝」二代目中山南枝  「梶原源太」初代実川延三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 8th month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865), Publisher Kinkodô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 107 (as 11.35556a-b; this # not listed); Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #384

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 25 x 36.8 cm (9 13/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

08.541.4a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 08.541.4a-b, 11.35556a-b

Play: Hiragana Seisuiki
Theater: Naka

08.541.4a-b has Kinkodô publisher’s mark as does the Ikeda bunko impression. 11.35556a-b has Tsutakan publisher’s mark on the right sheet, Kinkodô publisher’s mark on the left sheet.
ひらがな盛衰記(ひらがなせいすいき)
 中

Signed

Hirosada (on each sheet)
広貞

Provenance

By date unknown, Alfred Greenough Collection, Boston, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker, Milton, MA; 1908, bequest of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 17, 2007)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection