Actors Arashi Tokumaru as Midorimaru, Nakamura Jakuemon I as Monkey Trainer (Sarumawari) Iwamatsu (L), and Arashi Rikaku II as Soma Magosaku (L), in Iro Kurabe Kokonoe Nishiki

「色競九重錦」 「みどり丸 嵐とく丸」、「猿巡り岩松」初代中村雀右衛門  「杣孫作」二代目嵐璃珏

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 8th month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 114

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.1 x 36.3 cm (9 1/2 x 14 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36138a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Iro Kurabe Kokonoe Nishiki
Theater: Kado

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