Actors Onoe Tamizô II as Jiraiya (R), Ichikawa Takijûrô II as Fukitarô (C), and Ichikawa Dannosuke V as Omatsu (R), in Keisei Jiraiya Monogatari

「児雷也 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)  「不喜太郎 市川滝十郎」(二代目)  「おまつ 市川団之助」(五代目) 「けいせい児雷也譚語」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 1st month
Artist Nansuitei Yoshiyuki (Japanese, 1835–1879)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 118

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 24.9 x 54 cm (9 13/16 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36239a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Jiraiya Monogatari
Theater: Kado
けいせい児雷也譚語
 角

Signed

Yoshiyuki (on each sheet)
芳雪

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