Actors Arashi Rikaku II as Mashiba Hisatsugu (R), Arashi Rikan III as the Farmer (Hyakushô) Gosaku (C), and Ichikawa Takijûrô II as Sae Masaemon (L), in Keisei Setsugekka

「真柴久次 嵐璃珏」(二代目)  「百姓五作 嵐璃寛」(三代目)  「早枝政右衛門 市川滝十郎」(二代目) 「契情雪月花」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 113

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 24.2 x 54 cm (9 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36159a-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 Setsugekka
Theater: Chikugo

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