Actors Ichikawa Fudenosuke as Takao (R) and Nakamura Sôjûrô as Ishii Tsune'emon (L)

「高尾 市川筆之助」  「石井恒右衛門 中むら宗十郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 5th 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; 25.1 x 36.6 cm (9 7/8 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36107a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tabi Suzume Aiyado Banashi
Theater: Chikugo

Signed

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

芳瀧筆 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