Actor Ichikawa Ebijûrô IV as Ebizako no Jû, in Keisei Setsugekka

「けいせい 雪月華」  「ゑびざこの十」 四代市川鰕十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 1st month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 110; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #15

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.4 x 18.4 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35534

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Setsugekka
Theater: Naka

Signed

Ichiyôsai Yoshitaki

一養斎芳瀧

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