Actors Jitsukawa Hokozô I as the head clerk Denbei and Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Sankichi (R), and Fujikawa Hachitarô I as the maid Ohana and Fujikawa Tomokichi III as Oume (L), in the play Keisei Somewaketazuna

「番頭伝兵へ 実川鯱蔵」(初代)、「三吉 実川延三郎」(初代)  「下女お花 藤川八太郎」(初代)、 「お梅 藤川友吉」(三代目) 「契情染分繮」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 1st month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 117; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #181

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.2 x 36.6 cm (9 1/2 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36124a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Somewake Tazuna
Theater: Naka
契情染分繮
 中

Signed

Yoshitaki ga (on each sheet)
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