Actor Ichikawa Koisaburô as Both the Wisteria Girl (Fuji musume) and the Falconer (Takajo), in Shôbu Saku Sugata no Irodori

「菖蒲咲姿彩」 「ふじ娘 鷹匠 市川鯉三郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 4th month
Artist Nansuitei Yoshiyuki (Japanese, 1835–1879), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 117

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.3 x 18 cm (9 9/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36238

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Shôbu Saku Sugata no Irodori
Theater: Horie
菖蒲咲姿彩(しょうぶさくすがたのいろどり)
 堀江

Signed

Yoshiyuki
芳雪

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