Moon (Tsuki): Actor Ôtani Tomomatsu I as the Maid (Meshitsukai) Hatsu

「召使はつ 大谷友松」(初代) 「月」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 1st month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, Kansai daigaku toshokan shūzō Kamigata yakusha-e gacho (2006), #49 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 23.9 x 17.9 cm (9 7/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

08.542.32

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Center sheet of incomplete triptych.
Play: Tsugiawase Koshiji no Meiboku (or Tsugiawase Koshiji no Ume)
Theater: Chikugo
接合北国梅(つぎあわせこしじのめいぼく、つぎあわせこしじのうめ)
 筑後

Signed

Yoshitaki ga
芳瀧画

Provenance

By date unknown, Alfred Greenough Collection, Boston, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker, Milton, MA; 1908, bequest of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 17, 2007)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection