Actors Mimasu Daigorô IV as Azuma no Yojirô and Ichikawa Ebizô V as Naniwa no Jirôsaku (R), and Arashi Rikaku II as a Kamuro (L)

「吾妻ノ与次郎 三桝大五郎」(四代目)、「浪花次郎作 市川海老造」(五代目)  「かむろ あらし璃珏」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 1st month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 110; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #576; Keyes, PMA cat. (1973), #238 (left sheet only, photo p. 234)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 25 x 37.6 cm (9 13/16 x 14 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21111-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.21111 (left), 11.21112 (right)

Play: Modorikago Iro ni Aikata
Theater: Kado
 戻駕色相肩(もどりかごいろにあいかた)

Signed

Kunikazu (on each sheet)
国員

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: August 3, 1911)

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