Actors Nakamura Sôjûrô as the Footman (Yakko) Tsumahei (R) and Sawamura Kunitarô III as Koshimoto Magaki (L), in Shin Usuyuki Monogatari

「新薄雪物語」 「奴妻平 中村宗十郎」  「こしもとまかき 沢村国太郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 2nd month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 25.1 x 36.5 cm (9 7/8 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36123a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Shin Usuyuki Monogatari
Theater: Naka

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