Actors Ogawa Kichitarô III as Denbei (R) and Nakamura Sankô I as the Female Monkey Trainer (Onna Sarumawashi) Koyoshi (L)

「伝兵へ 小川吉太郎」(三代目)  「女さる廻し小よし 中村三光」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1824 (Bunsei 7), 5th month
Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 93

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.8 x 39.3 cm (10 9/16 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.26593

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Onna Sarumawashi Kadode no Hitofushi
 女猿曳諷(おんなさるまわしかどでのひとふし)

Signed

Yoshikuni ga
よし国画

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: August 3, 1911)

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