Actors Onoe Tamizô II as Ishikawa Goemon (R) and Arashi Tokusaburô IV as Horio Tatewaki (L)

「石川五右衛門 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)  「堀尾帯刀 嵐徳三郎」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 1st month
Artist Kinoshita Hironobu I (Japanese, active about 1851–1870)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 119; another design of same actors in same roles: Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #437

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 25 x 36.5 cm (9 13/16 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35094-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35094 (right), 11.35095 (left)

Play: Keisei Ishikawazome (Ishikawa Dyed Fabrics, a Courtesan Play)
Theater: Kado
けいせい石川染
 角

Signed

Hironobu ga (on each sheet)
広信画

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: 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