Actor Arashi Rikan IV as both Osome and Hisamatsu

「おそめ 嵐璃寛 久まつ 嵐璃寛」(四代嵐璃寛のお染と久松)

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 9th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 120

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.2 x 18.2 cm (9 15/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35521

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Osome Hisamatsu Ukina no Yomiuri
Theater: Chikugo
明治1年9月、大坂、筑後芝居「お染久松色読販(おそめひさまつうきなのよみうり)」。嵐璃寛はこの狂言で、お染、久松、お六(ろく)、奥女中竹川(おくじょちゅうたけかわ)など七役を演じた。四代嵐璃寛は女方(おんながた)の名優で立役(たちやく)も兼ねた。 – 武藤 純子K

Signed

Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki hitsu
芳瀧。別に墨書「一養亭芳瀧筆」と朱の壷形印あり。

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