Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Kokusen'ya (R) and Kawarazaki Gonjurô I as Watônai (L)

「こくせんや 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)、「和党内 河原崎権十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 1st month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Yorozuya Zentarô (Manzen)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.1 x 22.4 cm (13 13/16 x 8 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22557

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.16432, 11.22557, 11.41687

Play (interval): Kokusen’ya Kassen
Play (main feature): Tamakushige Akebono Soga
Theater: Nakamura
国性爺合戦(こくせんやかっせん)
宝九字匣曙曽我(たまくしげあけぼのそが)
中村、一番目と二番目の間
 1863、文久03、01・14

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche
国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:亥正改
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