Actors Onoe Kikujirô II as Okin (R), Ichikawa Ichinosuke as Tamamatsu, and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Tôji (L)

「おきん 尾上菊次郎」(二代目)  「国松 市川市之助」、「藤次 市川小団次」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 2nd month


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-5961 (R), 100-5962 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41639a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Sandai Banashi Kôza no Shinsaku
Play (main feature): Chô Chidori Suma no Kumiuchi
Theater: Ichimura
三題咄高座新作(さんだいばなしこうざのしんさく)
蝶千鳥須磨組討(ちょうちどりすまのくみうち)
市村、二番目
 1863、文久03

Signed

Ichibai Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on left sheet), Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right sheet)
一梅国周画(年玉枠) 国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ôta Tashichi
改印:亥二改
彫師:彫太田多七

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