The Element Metal: Actor Arashi Rikaku II as Both the Apprentice (Detchi) Chôkichi and the Wife (Nyôbô) Koume, in Sumida no Haru Geiko Katagi, from an untitled series of Five Elements

見立五行 「金 隅田春妓女容性」 「丁児長吉 嵐理かく」(二代目)、「女房小梅 嵐璃珏」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 9th month
Artist Hasegawa Munehiro (Japanese, active 1848–1867)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 113; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #346

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.5 x 18.3 cm (9 5/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35985

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sumida no Haru Geiko Katagi
Theater: Kado

Signed

Munehiro ga

宗広画

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