Actors Onoe Fujaku III as Katsuma Gengobei and Nakayama Isshi I as the Geisha Kikuno

「勝間源五兵衛 尾上芙雀」(三代目)、「けいこ菊野 中山一枝」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), intercalary 6th month
Artist Shun'yôsai Shunshi (Japanese, active 1826–1828), Publisher Hyôzen


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 96; Keyes, PMA cat. (1973), #355, photo p. 250

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.4 x 26.4 cm (15 1/2 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35234

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.35234, 11.35235

Play: Godairiki Koi no Fûjime
Theater: Minami, Kyoto
五大力恋緘(ごだいりきこいのふうじめ)
 京南

Signed

Shun'yôsai Shunshi ga
春陽斎春子画

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: September 29, 2004)

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