Actors Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Sonobe Saemon (R) and Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Usugumo-hime (L)

「園部左衛門 市村家橘」(四代目)  「うす雪姫 坂東彦三郎」(六代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.38959a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:亥七改
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