Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Asahina Tôbei (R) and Arashi Rikaku II as Terakoya Hyôsuke (L) in Gokusaishiki Musume Ôgi

「朝比奈藤兵へ 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)  「てら子や兵助 嵐璃珏」(二代目) 「極彩色娘扇」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 5th month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 113; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #098

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.4 x 36.6 cm (9 5/8 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41980a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.36132a-b, 11.41980a-b

Play: Gokusaishiki Musume Ôgi
Theater: Horie
極彩色娘扇(ごくさいしきむすめおうぎ)
 堀江

Signed

Yoshitaki ga (on each sheet)
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