Wood (Ki): Actor Arashi Rikan III as Yaegaki-hime in Honchô Nijûshi Kô, from the series Five Elements (Gogyô no uchi)

「五行の内 木」  「本朝廿四孝」 「八重垣姫 嵐璃寛」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 10th month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 114; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #133

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25 x 18.5 cm (9 13/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35511

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Honchô Nijûshikô
Theater: Kado
文久1年10月、大坂、角の芝居、前狂言「本朝廿四孝」奥庭の場、通称狐火(きつねび)の場。武田勝頼を助けたい八重垣姫は、武田家の奥庭にある諏訪明神の神体法性(しんたいほうしょう)の兜を身につけ、狐に助けられながら、凍った諏訪湖を渡って、勝頼に急を知らせる。中判錦絵5枚組の内。五行の「木、火、土、金、水」のシリーズ画の1図。 – 武藤 純子K

Signed

Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki sha
一養亭芳瀧寫

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