Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Hototogisu (R) and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Yuri no Kata (L)

「ほとゝぎす 市村羽左衛門」(十三代目) 「ゆりの方 市川小団次」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 3rd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Izutsuya Shôkichi, Japanese, Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41659a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Soga Moyô Tateshi no Goshozome
Theater: Ichimura
曽我綉侠御所染(そがもようたてしのごしょぞめ)
市村
 1864、甲子、文久04、02・15

Signed

Kunichika hitsu
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô
改印:子三改
彫師:片田彫長

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