Birds: Actor Onoe Tamizô II as Ishikawa Goemon, from the series Birds and Flowers, Wind and Moon (Kachô fûgetsu no uchi)

「花鳥風月之内 鳥 石川五右衛門 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 1st month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868), Publisher Ishikawaya Wasuke (Ishiwa) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.5 x 18.5 cm (9 5/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37891

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

Unsigned

無款

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