Actors Arashi Rikan II as Inuzuka Shino Moritaka (R) and Nakamura Utaeon III as Inukai Genpachi Nobumichi (L), from the series Eight Dog Heroes of the Satomi Clan (Satomi-ke hakkenshi no hitori)

「里見八犬士之一人 犬塚信乃戌孝」 二代目嵐璃寛 「里見八犬士之一人 犬飼見八信道」 三代目中村歌右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
about 1834 (Tenpô 5)
Artist Ryûsai Shigeharu (Japanese, 1803–1853)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 100; Chiba Museum, Hakkenden no sekai (2008), #187; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #168; Keyes, PMA cat. (1973), #326, and pl. 51

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.3 x 51 cm (14 11/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39500a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

里美八犬士之一人
 見立

Signed

Ryûsai Shigeharu ga (on each sheet)
柳斎重春画

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