Actors Ichikawa Udanji I as the Head Clerk (Bantô) Zenroku (R) and Nakamura Komanosuke VI as the Widow (Goke) Omine (L), in Takamakie Iro no Shimadai

「番頭善六 市川右団次」(初代)  「後家おみね 中村駒之助」(六代目) 「高蒔画色蔦島台」

Japanese
Meiji era
1874 (Meiji 7), 11th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 122; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #523

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.2 x 35.6 cm (9 1/2 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

11.36120a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Takamakie Iro no Shimadai
Theater: Kado
高蒔画色蔦島台
 角

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