Actors Bandô Shûka (Bandô Mitsugorô VI) and Ichimura Kakitsu IV in an Imagined Version of the ... Scene from Konezumi no Chûji

「見立 小鼠の忠次 」 「坂東志うか」(六代目坂東三津五郎)、「市村家橘」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 4th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.21903

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

上総綿小紋単地( かずさもめんこもんのひとえじ )

Signed

Kunichika ga
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 4 aratame (mirror-image reversed)
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Tashichi
改印:子四改
彫師:彫工多七

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