Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Mamushi no Jirokichi, Nakamura Ganpachi I as Tsujiura Kentoku (R), and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as the Sake Vendor (Kanzake-uri) Yohei (L)

「蝮の次郎吉 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)、「辻浦けん徳 中村鴈八」(初代)  「かん酒売与兵衛 河原崎権十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Daijirô (Hori Dai) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

00.851-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 00.851 (left), 00.852 (right)

MFA impressions: 00.851-2, 11.38957a-b

Play: Mukashi-banashi Homare Soga
Theater: Nakamura
昔噺誉曽我(むかしばなしほまれそが)
中村
 1864、文久04、02・15

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Matsushima Hori Dai (on right sheet), Hori Daijirô (on left sheet)
改印:子二改
彫師:松島彫大 彫大次郎

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock