Water (Mizu): Actor Ôtani Tomomatsu I as Hôkaibô and Ichikawa Fudenosuke I as Okumi in Sumidagawa Gonichi no Omokage, from the series Matches for the Five Elements (Mitate gogyô no uchi)

「見立五行之内 水 隅田川続俤」 「法界坊 大谷友松」(初代)、「おくみ 市川筆之助」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 3rd month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899), Publisher Ishikawaya Wasuke (Ishiwa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 118; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #201

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.1 x 18 cm (9 7/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42996

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sumidagawa Gonichi no Omokage
Theater: Chikugo

Signed

Yoshitaki ga

芳瀧画

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