Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as the packhorse driver Edobei (R), Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as the Boatman (Sendô) Kajizô (C), and Onoe Tamizô II as Yurugi Saemon (L), in Keisei Somewake Tazuna

「契情染分繮」 「馬士江戸兵へ 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)  「舟頭梶蔵 実川延三郎」(初代)  「由留木左衛門 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 1st month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 117; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #180

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 25 x 53.2 cm (9 13/16 x 20 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36169a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Somewake Tazuna
Theater: Naka

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