Actors Ichikawa Komazô III as Hisamatsu (R) and Ichikawa Monnosuke as Osome (L)

三代目市川高麗蔵の久松  二代目市川門之助のお染

Japanese
Edo period
1789 (Tenmei 9/Kansei 1), 1st month


Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 29.5 x 27.2 cm (11 5/8 x 10 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18420-1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.18420 (left), 11.18421 (right)

Play (Jôruri, every 5th day): Imose no Kikuzuki
Play (Main feature): Edo no Fuji Wakayagi Soga
Theater: Nakamura
妹背の菊月(いもせのきくづき)(浄瑠璃)
江戸富士陽曽我(えどのふじわかやぎそが)
 中村

Signed

Shunkô ga (on each sheet)
春好画

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