Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as the Acting Teacher (Kyôgen shi) and Kawarazaki Gonjurô I as Sarukichirô

「狂言師 中村芝翫」(四代目)、「猿吉朗 かわらさき権十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 3rd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-1447, 101-6026

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41601

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika hitsu

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô

改印:卯三改
彫師:片田彫長

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