Modern Flowers of Bravery (Tôsei isami no hana): Actors Nakamura Shikan IV (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I (C), and Ichikawa Ichizô III (L)

「当世勇之花」 四代目中村芝翫 初代河原崎権十郎 三代目市川市蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 2nd month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Kakumotoya Kinjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Newland, Yoshitoshi (2011), #10; Museum of Kyoto, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi ten (2001), #46

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 76.5 cm (14 5/16 x 30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37572a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga (right and left sheets), Gyokuôrô Yoshitoshi ga (center sheet)

一魁斎芳年画 玉桜楼芳年画

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:申二改
彫師:なし

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