Flower: Actor Nakamura Kanjaku II as Sasaki Gennosuke, from the series Birds and Flowers, Wind and Moon (Kachô fûgetsu no uchi)

「花鳥風月ノ内 花」 「佐々木源之助 中村翫雀」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 3rd month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868), Publisher Ishikawaya Wasuke (Ishiwa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 112

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25 x 19.2 cm (9 13/16 x 7 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37892

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Nagara Chôja Uguisu-zuka
Theater: Horie

Signed

Kunikazu

国員

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