Pine (Matsu): Actor Arashi Rikaku II as Fujiya Izaemon in Kuruwa Bunshô, from the series Matches for Pine, Bamboo, and Plum (Mitate Shôchikubai no uchi)

「廓文章 見立松竹梅ノ内 松」 「藤屋伊左衛門 嵐璃珏」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 3rd month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 113; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #092

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.5 x 18.3 cm (9 5/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35512

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kuruwa Bunshô
Theater: Chikugo
文久1年3月、大坂、筑後芝居、切狂言「廓文章(くるわぶんしょう)」。通称は「吉田屋(よしだや)」あるいは「夕霧伊左衛門(ゆうぎりいざえもん)」。初代坂田藤十郎(さかたとうじゅうろう)が初演。大坂新町で全盛の遊女夕霧と馴染み、勘当された藤屋伊左衛門は、正月の準備が整った吉田屋を紙衣姿(かみこすがた)で訪れる。 – 武藤 純子K

Signed

... Yoshitaki ga
糊家芳瀧画

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