Actors Arashi Rikaku II as Hanazukuri Minosaku and Mimasu Baisha I as Hanamori Sekibei (R), Nakamura Jakuemon I as Nagao Kenshin and Nakamura Hashinosuke II as Shirosuka Rokurô (L)

「花作りみの作 嵐璃珏」(二代目)、「花守関兵へ 三枡梅舎」(初代)  「長尾謙信 中むら雀右衛門」(初代)、「白須賀六郎 中むら橋之助」(二代目)

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), #125 (R-L reversed)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.2 x 36.4 cm (9 1/2 x 14 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36105a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Honchô Nijûshi Kô
Theater: Kado
本朝廿四孝(ほんちょうにじゅうしこう)
 角

Signed

Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki ga (on each sheet)
一養亭芳瀧画

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