Rat (Ne): Actor Arashi Hinasuke VII as Takechi Mitsuhide, from the series Selections for the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac (Mitate jûnishi no uchi)

「見立十二支之内 子 武智光秀(たけちみつひで) 嵐雛助(あらしひなすけ)」(七代嵐雛助の武智光秀)

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 3rd month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 120

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.1 x 18.4 cm (9 7/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35518

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

明治1年4月、京、南側芝居「絵本太功記(えほんたいこうき)」。安土時代の武将明智光秀(あけちみつひで)が織田信長を襲って殺した本能寺の変に材をとっているが、芝居では明智光秀を武智光秀に変えている。「見立十二支」と題されるシリーズの1図。 – 武藤 純子K

Signed

Yoshitaki
芳瀧

Markings

画家の印章: 印あり
版元: 錦正堂・富士政七(錦正堂と富士政七は同一版元か)
改印: なし

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