Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Saitô Kuranosuke (R) and Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as the tobacconist Sankichi (L), in the play Somewake Tazuna

「斉藤蔵之助 嵐吉三郎」 「たばこや三吉 実川延三郎」 「染分纏」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 1st month
Artist Kinoshita Hironobu I (Japanese, active about 1851–1870), Publisher Uchitora (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 117; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #396

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.3 x 36.6 cm (9 9/16 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35077a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Somewake Tazuna
Theater: Naka
けいせい染分纏
 中

Signed

Hironobu ga (on each sheet)
広信画

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: September 29, 2004)

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