Actors Ichikawa Fudenosuke as Ôgiya Tsukasa, Nakamura Nakasuke II as Takagi Jirodayû (R), and Nakamura Komanosuke V as Sanni Goroshichi (L), in Keisei Setsugekka

「扇屋司 市川筆之助」、「高木次郎太夫 中むら仲助」(二代目)  「三二五郎七 中むら駒之助」(五代目) 「契情雪月花」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 1st month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 119

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.4 x 36.7 cm (9 5/8 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36095a-b

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: Kado

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