Actors Nakamura Nakazô I (R) and Matsumoto Kôshirô IV (L)

初代中村仲蔵  四代目松本幸四郎

Japanese
Edo period


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 013-0203 (L only, no date)

Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 29.7 x 27.8 cm (11 11/16 x 10 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18202, 11.18233

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.18202 (right), 11.18233 (left)

Signed

Shun'ei ga (on each sheet)
春英画

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