Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Ono Sadakurô (R) and Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Hayano Kanpei (L)

「斧定九郎」初代河原崎権十郎  「早埜勘平」四代目市村家橘

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 7th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Tanaka Hori Ushi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-0430 (R), 100-0431 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41634a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)

国貞筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Tanaka Hori Ushi

改印:寅七改
彫師:田中彫牛

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