Actors Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as the Younger Brother (Otôto) Gappô (R) and Arashi Kichisaburô III as the Elder Brother (Ani) Gappô (L), in the play Katakiuchi Ninin Gappô

「敵討兄弟合邦」 「弟合邦 実川延三郎」(初代)  「兄合邦 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 9th month
Artist Kunikazu (Japanese, active 1856–1858), Publisher Kyô Isa (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 109; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #477

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.5 x 36.6 cm (9 5/8 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35997a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Katakiuchi Ninin Gappô
Theater: Naka

Signed

Kunikazu ga (on each sheet)

国計画

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