Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as the Shakuhachi Teacher Saigû (R) and Bandô Shûka I as Jihei's Daughter (Musume) Omitsu (L)

「尺八指南斎宮 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目)  「次平娘おみつ 坂東しうか」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 9th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.2 × 51.3 cm (15 1/16 × 20 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21588-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.21588 (right), 11.21589 (left)

Play: Iso Chidori Naruto no Adauchi
Theater: Ichimura
磯鵆成渡讐(いそちどりなるとのあだうち)
 市村

Signed

Ichimôsai Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)
一猛斎芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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