Actor Nakayama Nanshi II as Matsukaze

「まつ風」(二代中山南枝(なかやまなんし)の松風)

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 3rd month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 109; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #007 (with poem not in MFA version)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.5 x 18.3 cm (9 5/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35492

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yukihira Sonarematsu
Theater: Naka
安政4年3月、大坂、中の芝居、切狂言「行平磯馴松(ゆきひらそなれまつ)」。二代中山南枝が松風の亡霊を演じているところ。 – 武藤 純子K

Signed

Yoshitaki
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