Actor Sawamura Tosshô II as Mitsushima Samon, with unidentified actors as Police Officers (Torite) Ganpachi (R), Kichiroku, and Komajû (L)

「取手鴈八」 「三つ嶋左門 沢村訥升」(二代目)  「取手吉六」「同こま十」

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 10th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-0648 (R), 101-0649 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41570a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Mure Kiyotaki Hiiki no Seiriki
Theater: Morita

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Sugawa Gin (?)

改印:卯十改
彫師:

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