Actor Ichikawa Hakuen II as Sukeroku

「助六 市川白猿」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1), 3rd month
Artist Ryûsai Shigeharu (Japanese, 1803–1853), Publisher Wataya Kihei (Wataki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 98; Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Zenki Kamigata-e (1995), #434 (complete triptych); Keyes 1973, #313 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.9 cm (14 13/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36209

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Center sheet of an incomplete triptych; 17.3210.13 is the right sheet.

Play: Sukeroku Yukari no Edo-zakura
Theater: Kado
助六由縁江戸桜
 角

Signed

Gyokuryûtei Shigeharu ga
玉柳亭重春画

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