Actors in a Garden: (1) Jitsukawa Enjaku I, (2) Onoe Taganojô II, (3) Nakamura Komanosuke V, (4) Jitsukawa Yaozô I, (5) Ichikawa Udanji I, (6) Mimasu Gennosuke IV, (7) Nakamura Fukusuke III

「一」「実川延若」(初代)  「二」「尾上多賀ノ丞」(二代目)  「三」「中村駒之助」(五代目)  「四」「実川八百蔵」(初代)  「五」「市川右団次」(初代)  「六」「三枡源之助」(四代目)  「七」「中村福助」(三代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1874 (Meiji 7), 6th month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 122

Dimensions

Vertical chûban heptaptych; 24.2 x 124.2 cm (9 1/2 x 48 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35504a-g

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The distribution of publishers’ marks (3 sheets, 3 sheets, 1 sheet) and the position of the figure on sheet 7 suggests that there may have been 2 additional sheets in the set.
 見立

Signed

Yoshitaki ga (on each sheet)
芳瀧画

Markings

Publishers' marks: Awabun on 1-2, Hontame on 4-6, Ishiwa on 7

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