Actors Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Kusunoki Koma-hime (R) and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Korokumaru (L)

「楠こま姫 市村家橘」(四代目) 「小六丸 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), intercalary 5th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41624a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Shôbu-dachi Tsui no Kyôkaku
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)

Markings

Censor's seal: intercalary 5 aratame [sic; no animal name]
No blockcutter's mark

改印:閏五改
彫師:なし

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