Flowers: Actor Arashi Rikaku II as Hanaya Tokubei, from the series Snow, Moon and Flowers (Setsugekka no uchi)

「雪月花の内 花」 「花や徳兵衛 嵐璃珏」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1862 (Bunkyû 2)
Artist Kinoshita Hironobu I (Japanese, active about 1851–1870)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 116; another design in the series (?): Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #371

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25 x 18.3 cm (9 13/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35049

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
 けいせい雪月花(けいせいせつげつか)

Signed

Gohotei Hironobu ga

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: September 29, 2004)

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