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Actors Arashi Rikaku II as the Footman (Yakko) Michisuke (R) and Kataoka Gadô II as Oguri Hangan (L)

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Play: Himekurabe Futaba Ezôshi Theater: Kado MFA impressions: 08.541.9a-b (with publisher's mark Kashimadô, as in Ikeda bunko), 11.35562a-b (without publisher's mark)

Signed

Hirosada (on each sheet) 広貞

Provenance

By date unknown, Alfred Greenough Collection, Boston, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker, Milton, MA; 1908, bequest of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 17, 2007)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1851 (Kaei 4), 1st month

Catalogue Raisonné

Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #331

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 25 x 36.8 cm (9 13/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

08.541.9a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints