Actor Ichikawa Udanji I as the Courtesan Michinoku

「契情陸奥(けいせいみちのく) 市川右団次(いちかわうだんじ)」(初代市川右団次の傾城陸奥)

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6), February
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899), Publisher Yaozen


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 121

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24 x 18.1 cm (9 7/16 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35526

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Nazuna no Sekku (Courtesans at the Festival of Spring Flowers)
Theater: Kado

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