Actors Ichikawa Udanji I as Kojorô (R), Ichikawa Udanji I as Shiranui Daijin (C), and Arashi Dannosuke I as Kojorô (L), in the Play Shiranui Monogatari

「しらぬい物語」 「小女郎 市川右団次」(初代) 「白縫大尽 市川右団次」(初代) 「小女郎 嵐団之助」(初代)

Japanese
Meiji era
1874 (Meiji 7), 11th month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899), Publisher Yaozen


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 122; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #520

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 24.2 x 53.4 cm (9 1/2 x 21 in.)

Accession Number

11.36179a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Shikimoyô Shiranui Monogatari
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