Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Yuri no Kata

「百合之方 市川小団次」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.2 cm (14 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39855

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.39854a-c (complete triptych), 11.39855 (left sheet only)

Play: Soga Moyô Tateshi no Goshozome
Theater: Ichimura
曽我綉侠御所染(そがもようたてしのごしょぞめ)
市村
 1864、甲子、文久04、02・15

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche
国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô
改印:子二改
彫師:片田彫長

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