Plum: Actors Arashi Tokusaburô IV as Minazuru-hime (R), Kataoka Gatô II as Onzôshi Ushiwakamaru (C), and Nakamura Sôjûrô as Kisanta (L), from the series Matches for Pine, Bamboo, and Plum (Mitate shôchikubai no uchi)

「見立松竹梅の内 梅」「皆鶴姫 嵐徳三郎」(四代目)  「御曹司牛若丸 片岡我当」(二代目)  「喜三太 中むら宗十郎」

Japanese
Edo period--Meiji era
about 1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1)
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 120

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 25 x 53.5 cm (9 13/16 x 21 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36155a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kiichi Hôgen Sanryaku no Maki
 Mitate

Signed

Yoshitaki (on each sheet)

芳瀧

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