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)

Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 1st month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)

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


Vertical chûban, upright diptych; 47 x 18.5 cm (18 1/2 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



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

Play: Keisei Ishikawazome (Ishikawa Dyed Fabric, a Courtesan Play)
Theater: Kado


Yoshitaki ga (on top sheet), Yoshitaki (on bottom sheet)

芳瀧画 芳瀧


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)

[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