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Actor Iwai Shijaku I as Ushiwakamaru (R) and as a Maid of Cherry-blossom Viewers (L), from the series Dance of Five Changes (Gohenge no uchi)

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Diptych (two sheets of incomplete pentaptych): 11.35200 (right), 11.35201 (left) Play: Koinegau Tsuyu no Akikusa Theater: Naka

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokuei ga 春江斎北英画

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

Japanese, Edo period, 1832 (Tenpô 3), 9th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 100; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #299

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.6 x 50.8 cm (14 13/16 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

11.35200-1

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints