Actors Jitsukawa Yaozô I as Kichiemon (R) and Ichikawa Udanji I as Sakura Sôgorô (L), in Higashiyama Sakura Zôshi

「東山さくら荘子」 「喜右衛門 実川八百蔵」(初代)  「佐倉宗五郎 市川右団次」(初代)

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6),11th month
Artist Sasaki Yoshimitsu (Japanese, 1850–1891, active 1873–1880)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 122

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.2 x 35.5 cm (9 1/2 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

11.36244a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Higashiyama Sakura Zôshi
Theater: Kado
東山桜荘子(ひがしやまさくらぞうし)
 角

Signed

Yoshimitsu ga (on each sheet)
芳光画

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