Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Yuri no Kata and Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Hototogisu

「百合之方 市川小団次」(四代目)、「時鳥 市村羽左衛門」(十三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 3rd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Etsuka (Japanese), Blockcutter Asakura Hori Man (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24.6 cm (14 5/16 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41688

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.39858 (pink robe), 11.39859 (white robe), 11.41688 (pink robe)

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

Kunichika ga
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Asakura Hori Man
改印:子三改
彫師:朝倉彫万

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