Actors Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Nuregami Chôgorô (R) and Nakamura Tokizô I as Hanaregoma Chôkichi (L)

「濡髪長五郎 坂東三津五郎」(六代目)  「放駒長吉 中村時蔵」(初代)

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6), July 7
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Morimoto Junzaburô (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Yatarô (Hori Yata) (Japanese, 1850–1913)


Catalogue Raisonné

Tokyo Metropolitan Library M247-017-01 (http://archive.library.metro.tokyo.jp/da/detail?tilcod=0000000003-00051887)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.8 × 48.5 cm (14 1/8 × 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.21561-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.21561 (right), 11.21562 (left)

Play: Negai no Ito Tanabata Matsuri
Theater: Murayama
顔紅葉三津組盃 (ねがいのいとたなばたまつり)
 村山

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (on left sheet only)
豊原国周筆

Markings

No censor's seal
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ei Monjin Hori Yata (on left sheet)
改印:なし
彫師:彫栄門人彫ヤタ

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: August 3, 1911)

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