Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Nippondaemon (R) and Ôtani Tomoemon V as Mishima Shôhei (L)

「日本駄右衞門 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)  「三嶋正兵衛 大谷友右衛門」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 1st month
Publisher Masudaya Ginjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-0230 (R), 007-0229 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41554a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17385 (right sheet only), 11.41554a-b (complete diptych)

Play: Tomigaoka Koi no Yamagane
Theater: Nakamura
富賀岡恋の山鐘(とみがおかこいのやまがね)
 中村

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Katada Chô (on right sheet), Horikô Chô (on left sheet)
改印:辰正改
彫師:彫工片田長 彫工長

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: 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