Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Manoya Tokubei (R), Onoe Kikujirô II as His Wife (Nyôbô) Otoki (C), Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Keian Baba Okura, and Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Subashiri Okuma (L)

「真野屋徳兵衛 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)  「女房おとき 尾上菊次郎(二代目)  「けいあんばばおくら 中村鶴蔵」(初代)、「須走おくま 市村家橘」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 8th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 403-0250 (L), 403-0251 (C)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41733a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Musume Hyôban Zen’aku Kagami
Theater: Ichimura
処女評判善悪鏡(むすめひょうばんぜんあくかがみ)
 市村

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 8 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ei
改印:丑八改
彫師:彫栄

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