Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Moritsuna (inset) and Ichikawa Sadanji I as the Soldier Tsutahei Reporting (Chûshin no heisotsu Tsutahei) in the scene of the Report to Moritsuna's Camp in the Play Ômi Genji (Ômi Genji Moritsuna no yakata chûshin no ba)

「盛綱 坂東彦三郎」(五代目) 「近江源氏盛綱館注進の場」 「注進の兵卒蔦兵 市川左団次」(初代)

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6), 10th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.6 × 23.5 cm (14 × 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.41323

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ômi Genji Senjin Yakata
Theater: Morita, Tokyo
近江源氏先陣館(おうみげんじせんじんやかた)
 守田

Signed

Môsai hitsu
猛斎筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 10
No blockcutter's mark
改印:酉十
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: 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