Miwano of the Ujiya as Kanô Minshi in the Role of Oran (Kanô Minshi yaku Oran), from the series Gion Festival Costume Parade (Gion mikoshi harai, nerimono sugata)

「祇園神輿はらひ ねり物姿 叶(かのう)みんし役お蘭(らん) うぢ屋 三輪(みわ)の」

Japanese
Edo period
1814 (Bunka 11)
Artist Harukawa Goshichi (Kamiya Hôshû) (Japanese, 1776–1831?), Publisher Yamasa (Japanese), Publisher Kanôya Kitarô


Object Place: Kyoto, Japan

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan..." (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 124; Ujlaki and Nakade, "Gion nerimono prints revisited: The list," Andon 75 (2003), GN 1814-18, photo p. 35; Ujlaki, "The Gion Parade Stencil Prints," Andon 63 (1999), p. 11, fig. 7

Dimensions

Hosoban; 33.2 x 15 cm (13 1/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.26570

Medium or Technique

Woodblock/stencil print (kappazuri); ink on paper, with stenciled color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

京の祇園祭の行事の一つで、芸妓たちが仮装する練物(ねりもの)を描いたシリーズ。初代叶■(王扁+民)子(かのうみんし)のお蘭役に扮した宇治屋の芸妓三輪の。 ■(王扁+民)子は文化11(1814)年、1月大坂、角の芝居「けいせい筑紫〓(つくしのつまごと)」で娘お蘭の役を、同年4月8日から京、南側芝居(みなみがわしばい)でも同一狂言(きょうげん)の同一役を演じている。 – 田辺 昌子K

Signed

Harukawa ga
はる川画

Markings

Publishers' marks: Yamasa, Kyô Nawate Kanôki han
画家の印章: なし
版元: 山佐 叶喜
改印: なし

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