Actors Ichikawa Kuzô III as Hiraoka Shirogorô and Ichikawa Kobunji I as the Servant (Shimobe) Hikosuke

「平岡城五郎 市川九蔵」(三代目)、「下部彦助 市川小文次」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Maruya Tetsujirô (Enjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 × 25.2 cm (14 5/8 × 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.850

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych; 00.1468 is the right sheet. The center sheet should show Sawamura Tanosuke III as Otake Dainichi.

Play: Futatsu Chô Iro no Dekiaki
Theater: Morita
双蝶色成曙(ふたつちょういろのできあき)
 守田

Signed

Kunisada ga
国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 10 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:子十改
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock