Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Gosho Gorozô (R) and Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Shimobe Setsuhei (L)

「御所五郎蔵 市川小団次」(四代目)  「下部切平 市村家橘」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.5 × 49.8 cm (14 3/8 × 19 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.41212a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Soga Moyô Tateshi no Goshozome
Theater: Ichimura
曽我綉侠御所染(そがもようたてしのごしょぞめ)
市村
 1864、甲子、文久04、02・15

Signed

Yoshiiku ga (on each sheet)
芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa
改印:子二改
彫師:松島彫政

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