Actors Onoe Tamizô II as Ishikawa Goemon (above) and Arashi Rikan IV as Hisayoshi (below), in Keisei Koi no Ishikawa

「傾城恋石川」 「石川五右衛門 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)  「久よし 嵐璃寛」(四代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6), April
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 121; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #452

Dimensions

Vertical chûban, upright diptych; 48 x 18.4 cm (18 7/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36060a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Setsugekka
Theater: Naka

Signed

Yoshitaki hitsu (on upper sheet only)

芳瀧筆

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