Actors Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Gosuke's Wife (Nyôbô) Ôdai (R) and Ichimura Kakitsu IV as the Otokodate Nozarashi Gosuke (L)

「語助女房大田井 坂東三津五郎」(六代目)  「男達野晒語助 市村家橘」(四代目)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #70 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.7 × 50.1 cm (14 1/16 × 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.38779a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Two right sheets of incomplete triptych.

Signed

Kunisada hitsu (on each sheet)
国貞筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Asakura Hori Man
改印:丑二改
彫師:朝倉彫万

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