Actors Ichikawa Udanji I as Jûsaku (R) and Kataoka Gatô II as Aoyagi Tayû (L) in Sangoku Ichi, from the series Compendium of Dances (Mitate mai zukushi)

「見立舞尽し 三国いち」 「十作 市川右団治」(初代)  「青柳太夫 片岡我当」(二代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1871 (Meiji 4), 1st month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899), Publisher Ishikawaya Wasuke (Ishiwa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 121

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.4 x 36.3 cm (9 5/8 x 14 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36119a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tenmangû Aiju no Meiboku
Theater: Kado

Signed

Yoshitaki ga (on each sheet)

芳瀧画

Markings

Unidentified seal or publisher's mark on right sheet

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