Actors Onoe Tamizô II as Ishikawa Goemon (above) and Arashi Rikaku II as Mashiba Hisayoshi (below)

「金門五三桐」 「石川五右衛門 尾上多見蔵」(二代目) 「真柴久吉 嵐璃珏」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 1st month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 112; Kitagawa et al 2006, #64; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #40; Riccar Museum, Kamigata Ukiyo-e 200-nen ten (1975), #206

Dimensions

Vertical chûban, upright diptych; 48 × 17.5 cm (18 7/8 × 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36059a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.36059a-b, 11.41992a-b

Play: Keisei Ishikawazome (Ishikawa Dyed Fabric, a Courtesan Play)
Theater: Kado
傾城石川染(けいせいいしかわぞめ)
 角

Signed

Yoshitaki ga (on upper sheet); Yoshitaki (on lower sheet)
芳瀧画 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