Brothers (Kyôdai): Actors Onoe Tamizô II as Inuyama Dôsetsu (R) and Ichikawa Udanji I as Inukawa Sôsuke (L), from the series Matches for the Five Relationships (Mitate godô no uchi)

「犬山道節 尾上多見造」(二代目)  「犬川荘助 市川右団次」(初代) 「兄弟 見立五道の内」

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 10th month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 120; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #303

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.4 x 36.5 cm (9 5/8 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36067a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ume no Sakigake Nochi no Hanabusa
Theater: Kado

Signed

Ôkô Yoshitaki ga (on left sheet)

応好よし滝画

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