Actors as Akushichibyôe Kagekiyo and Kumagai Kojirô Naoie

「惡七兵衛景清」 「熊谷小次郎直家」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 6th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban

Accession Number

11.22556

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiôsai Kunichika ga (in right margin), Kunichika ga (on each design)
一鴬斎国周画 国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 6
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午六
彫師: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: August 3, 1911)

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