Actors Fujikawa Tomokichi III as Hachirobei' s Wife (Nyôbô) Otsuma, Ikushima Kan'emon I as Wakasaya Taheiji (R), and Arashi Rikaku II as Furuteya Hachibei (L), in Hanamomiji Naniwa no Nagame

「花楓浪速詠」 「女房おつま」三代目藤川友吉、「若狭や太平二」初代生島寛右衛門  「古手屋八郎兵へ」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; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #110

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.1 x 36.4 cm (9 1/2 x 14 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36117a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hanamomiji Naniwa no Nagame
Theater: Kado

Signed

Yoshitaki (on right sheet), Yoshitaki ga (on left sheet)

芳瀧 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