Actors Ichikawa Ebijûrô IV as Sae no Masaemon (R), Arashi Kichisaburô III as Ishida no Tsubone (C), and Onoe Tamizô II as the Footman (Yakko) Yatabei (L), in Act 2 of Setsugekka

「雪月花 二の中」 「早枝政右衛門」四代目市川鰕十郎  「石田の局」三代目嵐吉三郎  「奴矢田平」二代目尾上多見蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 1st month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899), Publisher Edoya Shôbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 110

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 25.3 x 54.1 cm (9 15/16 x 21 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36156a-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: Naka

Signed

Yoshitaki (on each sheet)

芳瀧

Markings

Artist's seal: Hôsai

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