Actors Onoe Kikugorô III as Kanô Shirojirô (R), Arashi Denpachi I as Ibaraki Monbei, and Arashi Koroku IV as the Courtesan (Keisei) Tôyama (L)

「狩野四郎治郎(かのうしろうじろう) 尾上菊五郎(おのえきくごろう)」(三代尾上菊五郎の狩野四郎治郎) 「茨木門兵衛(いばらきもんべえ) 嵐団八(あらしだんぱち) けいせい遠山(とおやま) 嵐小六(あらしころく)」(初代嵐団八の茨木門兵衛・四代嵐小六の傾城遠山)

Japanese
Edo period
1820 (Bunsei 3), 7th month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 89; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #083

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.8 x 50.8 cm (14 7/8 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

11.35443-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35443 (right), 11.35444 (left)

Play: Kikuzuki Irifune Monogatari
Theater: Kado
文政3年7月、大坂、角の芝居「菊月入船噺(きくづきいりふねものがたり)」。衣裳には菊五郎の所縁(ゆかり)の花「菊」が描かれている。 – 武藤 純子K

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga (on each sheet)
春好斎北洲画

Markings

画家の印章: なし
版元: 本屋清七
改印: なし

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