Actors Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Fuwa Bansaku (R) and Sawamura Tosshô II as Nagoya Kosanza (L)

「不破伴作 市村家橘」(四代目)  「名古屋小山三 沢村訥升」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 1st month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Yamamura Kinzaburô (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41566a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Mino
改印:丑正改
彫師:彫工巳の

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