Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Kumasaka Chôhan (R) and Sawamura Tosshô II as Minamoto Ushiwakamaru (L)

「熊坂長範 中村芝翫」(四代目)  「源牛若丸 沢村訥升」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 1st month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Sakurai Yasubei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-6580 (R), 101-6581 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41633a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ta no Ji Ume Atogi no Shigenui
Theater: Morita
田字梅後着重縫(たのじうめあとぎのしげぬい)
 守田

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Wakasa (?)
改印:辰正改
彫師:彫若狭

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