Actors Nakajima Mihoemon II as Bômon no Saishô Kiyotada (R) and Ichikawa Ebizô III as Shinozuka Iga no kami (L) in a Shibaraku scene

二代目中島三甫右衛門の坊門清忠  三代目市川海老蔵の篠塚伊賀守

Japanese
Edo period
1775 (An'ei 4), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #315 (right sheet only)

Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 29.6 x 27.1 cm (11 5/8 x 10 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17033, 11.18619

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.17033 (right), 11.18619 (left)

Play: Oyabune Taiheiki
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet)

春章画

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