Actors Onoe Kikujirô II as Kumokiri Oroku, Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Osaraba Oden (R), and Sawamura Tosshô II as Kinezumi Okichi

「雲きりお六 尾上菊次郎」(二代目)、「おさらばお伝 坂東三津五郎」 (六代目)  「木鼠お吉 沢村訥升」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.38943-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.38943 (right), 11.38944 (left)

Play: Musume Hyôban Zen’aku Kagami
Theater: Ichimura
処女評判善悪鏡(むすめひょうばんぜんあくかがみ)
 市村

Signed

Kunisada hitsu (on each sheet)
国貞筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 6 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:丑六改
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: 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