Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Maboroshi Kiritaro and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Koshimanosuke, from the series Thirty-six Selected Poems (Sanjûroku kusen)

「三拾六句撰」「幻霧太郎」四代目市川小団次、「子しまの助」初代河原崎権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 2nd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Kogaya Katsugorô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 × 25.1 cm (14 1/4 × 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40550

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ôta Tashichi
改印:丑二改
彫師:彫太田多七

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: 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