Actors Kikugorô (Onoe Kikugorô V) as Benten Kozô and Sadanji (Ichikawa Sadanji I) as Rikimaru in Shiranami Gonin Otoko, in Spring of 1870 (Meiji 3, haru)

「明治三 春」 「しら浪五人男」 「弁天 菊五郎」(五代目尾上菊五郎)、「力丸 左団次」(初代市川左団次)

Japanese
Meiji era
1871 (Meiji 4), 7th month


Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); H. 17.3 cm (6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45800.9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Gosho Ôgi Soga no Toshidama
Theater: Morita
Date of production: 1870.01
館扇曽我訥芝玉(ごしょおうぎそがのとしだま)
 守田

Signed

Kunichika hitsu
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:未七改
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