The Syllable So: Actor Ogino Senjo as Shirotae, from the series Actors Matched with Proverbs for the Kana Syllabary (Mitate iroha tatoe)

「見立いろはたとへ そ 白たゑ 萩野扇女」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 10th month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 119; the series: Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #238 (illustrates no and ya only)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.2 x 18.3 cm (9 15/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35498

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

慶応1年7月、大坂堀江芝居「女鉢木」あるいは10月「雪花女鉢木」か。三代藤川友吉は文久4年(=元治1年)初代荻野扇女を襲名する。表記は「萩野」となっているが「荻野」が正しい。ただ江戸時代は両用している。「見立ていろはたとへ」と題されたシリーズの1図。 – 武藤 純子K

Signed

Yoshitaki ga
芳瀧画

Markings

画家の印章: 朱印二つあり
版元: (石川和助)
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