Actor Ôtani Tomomatsu I as Fuse-hime in Act 1 of Hana no Ani Tsubomi no Yatsufusa

「華魁莟八総(はなのあにつぼみのやつふさ) 巻ノ一 伏姫(ふせひめ) 大谷友松(おおたにともまつ)」(初代大谷友松の伏姫)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 9th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 118; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #190

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25 x 18.9 cm (9 13/16 x 7 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35525

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of an incomplete diptych.
Play: Satomi Hakkenden
Theater: Chikugo
文久3年9月、大坂、筑後芝居「里見八犬伝(さとみはっけんでん)」。曲亭馬琴(きょくていばきん)の「南総里見八犬伝(なんそうさとみはっけんでん)」を脚色したもの。 – 武藤 純子K

Signed

Yoshitaki hitsu
芳瀧筆

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