An Assortment of Gems by the Great River in Osaka (Tama-zoroe Naniwa no Ôkawa): Actors, from right, (3) Arashi Rikan IV, (4) Nakamura Sôjûrô I, (5) Ichikawa Udanji I, (6) Bandô Hikosaburô V, (7) Kataoka Gatô II

玉揃浪花の大川  「三」四代目嵐璃寛  「四」初代中村宗十郎  「五」初代市川右団次  「六」五代目坂東彦三郎  二代目片岡我当

Japanese
Meiji era
1870 (Meiji 3)
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 016-1750 (R), 016-1751 (CR), 016-1752 (C), 016-1753 (CL), 016-1754 (L); also 016-1749 (sheet 2, not in MFA), 016-1748 (sheet 1, not in MFA)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban pentaptych; 23.9 x 86.9 cm (9 7/16 x 34 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

08.542.11a-e

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Sheets 3 to 7 of an incomplete heptaptych; title on sheet 1, not in MFA.

Sheet 1 (far right, not in MFA) shows Jitsukawa Enzaburô II; sheet 2 (not in MFA) shows Jitsukawa Enjaku I.

Actors, from right: (3) Arashi Rikan IV, (4) Nakamura Sôjûrô I, (5) Ichikawa Udanji I, (6) Bandô Hikosaburô V, (7) Kataoka Gadô II

Signed

Yoshitaki ga (on each sheet)

芳滝画 よし滝画

Markings

Unidentified mark

Provenance

By date unknown, Alfred Greenough Collection, Boston, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker, Milton, MA; 1908, bequest of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 17, 2007)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection