Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Komazawa Jirozaemon (R) and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Asagao, Actually Fukayuki (L)

「駒沢次郎左衛門 坂東彦三郎」 (五代目)  「朝顔 実ハ深雪 沢村田之助」 (三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 7th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Izutsuya Shôkichi, Japanese, Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-3888 (L only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.22560-1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22560 (left), 11.22561 (right)

Play: Tsuyu no Hinuma Asagao Nikki
Play (main feature): Ono no Tôfû Aoyagi Suzuri
Theater: Nakamura
曙色蕣日記(つゆのひぬまあさがおにっき)
小野道風青柳硯(おののとうふうあおやぎすずり)
中村
 1863、文久03

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô
改印:亥七改
彫師:片田彫長

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: 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