Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Koshimoto Chidori, Nakamura Shikan IV as Kajiwara Heiji (R), and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Kajiwara Genta (L)

「こし元千鳥 岩井粂三郎」(三代目)、「梶原平次 中村芝翫」(四代目) 「梶原源太 河原崎権十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 9th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41652a-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 ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:戌九改
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