Actors Bandô Hikosaburô III as Kudô Kanaimaru and Onoe Matsusuke I as Yawata no Saburô

三代目坂東彦三郎の工藤金石丸、初代尾上松助の八幡ノ三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1770 (Meiwa 7), 11th month


Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.6 x 19.6 cm (10 1/2 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19315

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (kaomise): Myôto-giku Izu no Kisewata
Theater: Ichimura
女夫菊伊豆着綿(めおとぎくいづのきせわた)
 市村

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
一筆齊文調画

Markings

Artist's seal: Mori uji

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