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

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

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