Actors Nakamura Nakasuke II as Yajirobei (R); Jitsukawa Enjaku I as Kitahachi and Asao Tamaroku I as Yotahei (C); Nakajima Kanzô I as the maid Otoku, Nakamura Kanjaku III as Yamai Yôsen, Nakamura Jurô I as the widow Okan (L); in Tabisuzume Aiyado Banashi

「弥次郎兵へ 中むら仲助」(二代目) 「喜多八 実川延若」(初代) 「与太兵衛 浅尾玉六」(初代) 「下女おとく 中島勘蔵」(初代) 「山井養仙 中村翫雀」(三代目) 「後家おかん 中むら寿郎」(初代) 「旅すづめ相宿噺」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 5th month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 119; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #229; Tôbu bijutsukan, Edo no hana kabuki-e ten (1999), #145

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 25 x 53.9 cm (9 13/16 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36181a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tabi Suzume Aiyado Banashi
Theater: Chikugo

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