Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Outcaste (Hinin) Jirobei (R), Onoe Kikujirô as Jirobei's Wife (Nyôbô) Okisa, and Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Tamaya Shinbei (L)

「非人次郎兵衛 市川小団次」(四代目)  「次郎兵衛女房おきさ 尾上栄次郎」、「玉屋新兵衛  市村羽左衛門」(十三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 9th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Maruya Tetsujirô (Enjudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.22558-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22558 (right), 11.22559 (left)

MFA impressions: 00.1066a-c (complete), 11.22558-9 (two right sheets only)

Play: Asaki En Giri no Shigarami
Theater: Ichimura
浅縁義理柵(あさきえんぎりのしがらみ)
一谷凱歌小謡曲(いちのたにがいかのこうたい )
市村、二番目序幕
元治01 (1864)・08・

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 9 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Katada Hori Chô (on right sheet), Hori Chô (on left sheet)
Artist's seal: toshidama
改印:子九改
彫師:片田彫長 彫長

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