Actors Nakamura Komanosuke V as Kainosuke (R) and Nakamura Jakuemon I as Komakine Hachirô (L), in Irokurabe Aki no Nanakusa

「色競秋七草」 「甲斐之助 中村駒之助」(五代目) 「駒木根八郎 中村雀右衛門」

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 8th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 120; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #270

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.4 x 36.6 cm (9 5/8 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36130a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Irokurabe Aki no Nanakusa
Theater: Naka

11.41978a-b is a recycled version of this print, with the face and name of the actor on the left changed, made in 1873.2 for the play Keisei Nazuna no Sekku at the Kado Theater.
色競秋七草
 中

Signed

Yoshitaki (on each sheet)
芳瀧

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