Actor Arashi Rikan III as Inuzaka Keno in the play Yatsu no Hanafusa
1857 (Ansei 4), 4th month
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 109; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #3
Vertical chûban; 25.4 x 18.5 cm (10 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right sheet of an incomplete diptych.
Play: Keisei Yatsu no Hanafusa
安政4年1月、大坂、角の芝居、前狂言「けいせい八花魁」。曲亭馬琴（きょくていばきん）の「南総里見八犬伝（なんそうさとみはっけんでん）」を脚色したもの。 – 武藤 純子Ｋ
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection