Water Junior (Mizunoto): Actors Mimasu Daigorô IV as Kume no Ôji (R) and Fujikawa Kankichi I (Tomokichi III) as Taema-hime (L), from the series Matches for the Ten Stems (Mitate Jikkan)

「粂ノ王子 三枡大五郎」(四代目)  「たへま姫 藤川友吉」(三代目) 「見立十干 癸」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1852 (Kaei 5)
Artist Gochôtei Sadahiro (Japanese, active about 1830–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 108

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.5 x 36.6 cm (9 5/8 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36471a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kume no Sennin Yoshino-zakura
Imaginary performance (mitate).
粂の仙人吉野桜(くめのせんにんよしのざくら)
 見立

Signed

Sadahiro (on each sheet)
貞広

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