Actors Nakamura Komanosuke V as Kainosuke (R) and Ogino Senjo as Umenoi (L), in Irokurabe Aki no Nanakusa

「色競秋七草」 「甲斐之助 中村駒之助」(五代目)  「梅の井 荻野扇女」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 120

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.5 x 36.6 cm (9 5/8 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36128a-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
色競秋七草(いろくらべあきのななくさ)
 中

Signed

(no signature visible)

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