Actors Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Washi no Chôkichi (R) and Kawarazaki Kunitarô I as Ejimaya Oyoshi (L)

「わしの長吉 市村家橘」(四代目) 「ゑじまやおよし 河原崎国太郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 3rd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41563a-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 hitsu (on each sheet)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 3 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:寅三改
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