Actors Nakamura Jakuemon I as Matsushita Kaheiji (R), Arashi Rikan III as Akechi Samagorô and Arashi Rikitsumaru I as Akechi Jûjirô (L), in the play Shusse Taikôki

「出世太功記 松下嘉平次 中むら雀右衛門」 「明智左馬五郎 嵐璃寛 明智十次郎 嵐璃橘丸」

Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 5th month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 113; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #099 (variant?)


Vertical chûban diptych; 24.5 x 35.5 cm (9 5/8 x 14 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Play: Shusse Taikôki
Theater: Tenma


Yoshitaki ga (on right sheet), Yoshitaki sha (on left sheet)

芳瀧画 芳瀧写


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)

[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