Acrobats Takezawa Manji as the Footman (Yakko) Ika, Takezawa Iwakichi as the Boatman (Sendô) Kajiroku (R), and Takezawa Manji as Urashima (L)

「奴いか 竹沢万治」、「船頭梶六 竹沢岩吉」  「浦しま 竹沢万治」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1861–64 (Bunkyû era)
Artist Nansuitei Yoshiyuki (Japanese, 1835–1879)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 123

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych

Accession Number

11.36235a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Yoshiyuki (on each sheet)

芳雪

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