Actor Ichikawa Udanji I in Eight Roles in Osome Hisamatsu Ukina no Yomiuri: the Nun (Ama) Teishô (inset) and a Thunder God, Osome, Hisamatsu, Osaku, the Palace Maid (Oku jochû) Takegawa, Dote no Oroku, and Omitsu

「おそめ久まつ 色の読販」 「尼貞昌 市川右団次」(初代)、「かみなり 市川右団次」(初代)  「おそめ 市川右団治」(初代)  「久まつ 市川右団治」(初代)  「おさく 市川右団二」(初代)  「奥女中竹川 市川右団次」(初代)  「土手お六 市川右団次」(初代)  「おみつ 市川右団次」(初代)

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6), September


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Vertical chûban heptaptych; 24.2 x 124.1 cm (9 1/2 x 48 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35508a-g

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Shosa Sugata
Theater: Kado
所作姿
 角

Signed

Ôju Yoshitaki ga (on each sheet)
応需芳瀧画

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