Actors Onoe Tamizô II as Satomi Isuke (R) and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Taruya Osen (L), in Meisaku Kiriko no Akebono

「銘作切籠曙 里見伊助 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)、「樽やおせん 坂東彦三郎」(五代目) 「名作切籠曙」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 8th month
Artist Kinoshita Hironobu I (Japanese, active about 1851–1870), Publisher Ishikawaya Wasuke (Ishiwa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 117; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #447

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.4 x 36.5 cm (9 5/8 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35057-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35057 (right), 11.35058 (left)

Play: Meisaku Kiriko no Akebono
 「名作切籠曙」

Signed

Hironobu (on each sheet)
広信

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