Actors Sawamura Gennosuke II as the Farmer (Hyakushô) Yoemon and Bandô Minosuke II, from Edo (nobori), as the Ghost (Bôkon) of Kasane

「百姓与右衛門 沢村源之助」、「かさねほうこん 登り 坂東蓑助」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1825 (Bunsei 8), 6th~10th month
Artist Toyokawa Umekuni (Japanese, active 1823–1826), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 94

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35251

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kabuki Shitate Date no Kasanegi
Theater: Wakadayû

Signed

Mumekuni ga

むめ国画

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