Actors Arashi Rikan IV as Hakuô no Naishi (R), Onoe Tamizô II as Tosa Saburô (C), and Ichikawa Udanji I as Gonnokami Norisuke (L), in the Play Yamato Nishiki Asahi no Hataage

「白鳳内侍 嵐璃寛」(四代目)  「土佐三郎 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)  「権ノ頭教補 市川右団次」(初代) 「大和錦朝日旗揚」

Japanese
Meiji era
1874 (Meiji 7), 4th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 122; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #477

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 24.3 x 53 cm (9 9/16 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36177a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yamato Nishiki Asahi no Hataage
Theater: Kado
大和錦朝日旗揚
 角

Signed

Yoshitaki hitsu (on each sheet)
芳瀧筆

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