Murazato and Tokishirô in Akegarasu Hana no Yakekinu (Murazato, Tokishirô, Akegarasu Hana no Yakekinu); Parody of Urazato and Tokijirô in Akegarasu Hana no Nureginu

「村里 時四郎 明烏花焼衣(あけからすはなのやけきぬ)」 (鯰絵)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1855 (Ansei 2)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 25 cm (14 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29507.20

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.29507.20, 11.38640

A catfish parody of the characters Urazato and Tokijirô in the play Akegarasu Hana no Nureginu.

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