Actors Onoe Kikugorô III as Shizuka Gozen (R) and Nakamura Utaemon III as the Fox Tadanobu (L)

「静御前 尾上菊五郎」(三代目) 「狐忠信 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1), 10th month
Artist Ryûsai Shigeharu (Japanese, 1803–1853), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 98; Schwaab, Osaka Prints (1989), #141

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.2 × 51 cm (14 5/8 × 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36220a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura (The Thousand Cherry Trees of Yoshitsune)
Theater: Kado
義経千本桜(よしつねせんぼんざくら)
 角

Signed

Gyokuryûtei Shigeharu ga (on each sheet)
玉柳亭重春画

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: 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