Reconciliation Song of Arashi Kitsusaburô I (Rikan, right) and Nakamura Utaemon III (Shikan, left)

「嵐橘三郎」(初代)、「中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), 6th month
Publisher Ariwaradô Chûbei (Japanese), Publisher Toshikuraya Shinbei (Toshin) (Japanese), Artist Jukôdô Yoshikuni (Japanese, active 1804–1843)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 90; Gerstle 2005, #199; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #325

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 26.4 cm (15 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38828

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.36259, 11.38828

Inscription

「二上り 鶴たちはな 百き調 きいてかへゝ――― うわさのたちはな名物男でかたやなり。
羽をのす。鶴の。かたや。あらくれ男。うちませふしやんゝ―――。もひとつせいしやんゝ―――ねんのためほんきまりゝ―――てこれまでのりきみをながす大川へヱゝ出たわいなヲゝすずしやの」

Signed

Yoshikuni ga
よし国画

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: 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