Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Kimon Kihei (R) and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Dote no Oroku (L)

「鬼門喜平 河原崎権十郎」(初代) 「土手のお六 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 8th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41627a-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 hitsu (on each sheet)

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 8 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ei

改印:卯八改
彫師:彫栄

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