Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as both Omatsuri Sashichi and Hanji Kuzaemon (R) and Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Yasunoya Jûbei (L)

「御まつり佐七 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)、「半時九左衛門 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)  「安野屋十兵衛 中村鶴蔵」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 9th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41557a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 9 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Katada Hori Chô (on right sheet), Hori Chô (on left sheet)
改印:子九改
彫師:片田彫長 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