Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Tsubone Iwafuji (R) and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Ohatsu (L)

「局岩ふじ 中村芝翫」(四代目) 「お初 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 1st month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Yorozuya Zentarô (Manzen)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

00.856-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 00.856 (left), 00.857 (right)

Play: Momochidori Sakigake Soga
Theater: Morita
百鵆魁曽我(ももちどりさきがけそが)
 守田

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:丑正改
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock