Actors Jitsukawa Yaozô I as Ashikaga Yorimasa (above) and Ichikawa Udanji I as Sakura Tôgorô (below)

「足利義政 実川八百蔵」(初代) 「東山佐倉荘子」  「佐倉藤五郎 市川右団治」(初代)

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6), November
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Vertical chûban, upright diptych; 48.1 x 18 cm (18 15/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36062a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Higashiyama Sakura Zôshi
Theater: Kado

Signed

Yoshitaki ga (on upper sheet), Yoshitaki hitsu (on lower sheet)

芳瀧画 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