Acrobats Hanatake Seikichi and Hanatake Torakichi from Osaka, Performing on the Precincts of the Ekô-in in Honjo

「本所回向院境内」 「大阪下り 花竹清吉 花竹虎吉」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Sadafusa (Japanese, active 1825–1850), Publisher Isechô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.5 x 39 cm (10 7/16 x 15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37226

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kitchôrô Sadafusa ga
橘蝶楼貞房画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村松、吉村
彫師: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: January 19, 2005)

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