Metal (Kane): Actors Ôtani Tomomatsu I as Aboshi Samojirô and Nakamura Kanjaku III as the Maiden (Musume) Hamaji, in Satomi Hakkenden, from the series Matches for the Five Elements (Mitate gogyô no uchi)

「見立五行之内 金」 「里見八犬伝」 「網干左母次郎 大谷友松」(初代)、「娘はまじ 中村翫雀」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 9th month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899), Publisher Ishikawaya Wasuke (Ishiwa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 118; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #201

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.1 x 18.8 cm (9 7/8 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.42995

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Satomi Hakkenden
Theater: Chikugo

Signed

Yoshitaki ga

芳瀧画

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