Actors Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Momonoi Wakasanosuke (R) and Sakata Hangorô as Yamana ... (L)

二代目市川門之助の桃井若狭之丞  三代目坂田半五郎

Japanese
Edo period


Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 30.6 x 28.1 cm (12 1/16 x 11 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18838, 20.189

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.18838 (right), 20.189 (left)

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura (according to old mat, but no theater or date)

Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet)
春章画

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