Tôtômi Province: (Actors Kataoka Ichizô I as) Kuwanaya Tokuzô and (Nakayama Nanshi II as) the Courtesan (Keisei) Higaki, from the series The Sixty-odd Provinces of Great Japan (Dai Nippon rokujû yo shû)

「大日本六十余州 塔富」 「桑名や徳造」初代片岡市蔵、「けいせいひ垣」二代目中山南枝

Japanese
Edo period
about 1862 (Bunkyû 2)
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868), Publisher Ishikawaya Wasuke (Ishiwa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 114; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #617

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; 17.6 x 24.5 cm (6 15/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37822

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Sato no Funauta

Signed

Kunikazu

国員

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