Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Tokijirô (R) and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Urazato (L)

「時次郎 中村芝翫」(四代目)  「浦里 沢むら田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1870 (Meiji 3), 9th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Yamamura Kinzaburô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 47.1 cm (14 3/16 x 18 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44460a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (finale, Jôruri): Akegarasu Yuki no Urazato, also given as Honobono to Yuki no Urazato
Theater: Morita
明烏雪浦里(あけがらすゆきのうらざと)ヵ 時朗雪浦里(ほのぼのとゆきのうらざと)ヵ
 守田

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午九改
彫師:なし

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