Actors Bandô Shûka I as Kijin Omatsu and Arashi Kichisaburô III as Natsume Shirozaburô

「鬼神於松」初代坂東しうか、「夏目四郎三郎」三代目嵐吉三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kakumotoya Kinjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 24.3 cm (14 1/4 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38282

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.38282, 11.38283

Play: Shinpan Koshi no Shiranami
Theater: Ichimura, Second Feature
Main Feature: Genji Moyô Furisode Hinagata

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, shita-uri
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Mino

改印:衣笠、村田、シタ売
彫師:彫工巳の

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