Actors Kawarazaki Sanshô (Kawarazaki Gonnosuke VII) as Satô ... Masakiyo (R), Ichikawa Kohanji as Kimura Matazô, and Onoe Kikuzô as ... Takubei (L)

「佐藤 正清 河原崎三升」  「木村又蔵 市川小半次」、「 田宅兵衛 尾上菊蔵」

Japanese
Meiji era
1869 (Meiji 2), 9th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.5 × 48.9 cm (14 3/8 × 19 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.41318a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Momoyama Monogatari
Theater: Ichimura
桃山譚(ももやまものがたり)
 市村

Signed

Yoshitora ga (on right sheet only)
芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Snake 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:巳九改
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