Actors Arashi Rikan IV (R), Onoe Tamizô II (C), and Ichikawa Udaji I (L) as Lion Dancers, in Kisen Jôge Sakura no Sakiwake

「貴賎上下桜の咲分」 「嵐璃寛」(四代目)  「尾上多見蔵」(二代目)  「市川右団次」(初代)

Japanese
Meiji era
1875 (Meiji 8), March


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 122; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #534

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 24.2 x 52.8 cm (9 1/2 x 20 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36178a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Goshikigumo Mitsu no Tamajishi
Theater: Kado
五色雲三玉獅子
 角

Signed

Yoshitaki hitsu (on right sheet only)
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