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Actors Sawamura Kunitarô II as Ushiwakamaru (R) and Arashi Kitsusaburô II as Kumasaka Chôhan (L)

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Play: Kachidoki Mibae Genji Theater: Naka

Signed

Gigadô Ashiyuki 戯画堂芦ゆき

Marks

Artist's seal: Ashiyuki

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, 1827 (Bunsei 10), 9th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 96; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #271

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26 x 38.7 cm (10 1/4 x 15 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.26577

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints