Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as Omatsu and Nakamura Shikan IV as ...jirô, from the series Thirty-six Selected Poems (Sanjûrokkusen)

「三十六句撰」「おまつ」三代目沢村田之助、「☆次郎」四代目中村芝翫

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 2nd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Kogaya Katsugorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 403-0314, 007-2813

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40551

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Takichi
改印:丑二改
彫師:彫多吉

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