Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as the Courtesan (Keisei) Tamagiku (R) and Nakamura Shikan IV as Kibun Daijin (L)

「けいせい玉菊 市村羽左衛門」(十三代目)  「紀文大人 中村芝翫」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 8th month
Artist Ôsai Baiji (Japanese, active 1850s–60s), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 52 cm (14 3/16 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.37208a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tamuke no Shikishi Kakitsu no Futsutsuka
Theater: Ichimura
法四季紙家橘拙(たむけのしきしかきつのふつつか)
市村
文久02 (1862)・08

Signed

Ôsai ga (on each sheet)
桜斎画

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

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