Moon: Actors Nakamura Fukusuke III as Hakamadare Yasusuke (R) and Kataoka Gadô III as Fujiwara Yasumasa (L), from the series Matches for Snow, Moon, and Flowers (Mitate setsugekka no uchi)

「見立雪月花之内」 「袴埀保輔 中むら福助」(三代目)  「藤原保昌 片岡我童」(三代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
about 1873 (Meiji 6)
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 121

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 25.2 x 37.2 cm (9 15/16 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35031-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35031 (right), 11.35032 (left)

Play: Keisei Ôeyama
Imaginary performance (mitate).
けいせい大江山(けいせいおおえやま)
 見立

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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: August 3, 1911)

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