Actors ... and Sadanji (Ichikawa Sadanji I) in Jiraiya Gôketsu Monogatari, in Late Spring of 1871 (Meiji 4)

「明治四末春」 「児雷也豪傑話」

Japanese
Meiji era
1871 (Meiji 4), 7th month


Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); H. 17.3 cm (6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45800.1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hôraisan Soga no Kaomise
Theater: Morita
Date of production: 1871.01.11

Signed

Kunichika ga
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:未七改
彫師:なし
版元: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