Actors Sawamura Kunitarô II as Ayame no Mae and Arashi Kitsusaburô II as Gen Sanmi Yorimasa

二代目沢村国太郎のあやめの前と二代目嵐橘三郎の源三位頼政

Japanese
Edo period
1822 (Bunsei 5), 9th month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 92; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #532; Schwaab, Osaka Prints (1989), #58

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 26.2 cm (14 13/16 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26604

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yorimasa Nue Monogatari
Theater: Naka

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga

春好斎北洲画

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