Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as the Outcaste (Hinin) Oroku, Real Name (Jitsumyô) Onoe no Kata (R), and Nakamura Shikan IV as Shiragi Saburô Mitsuyoshi (L)

「非人お六 実名尾上之方 沢村田之助」(三代目) 「新羅三郎光義 中村芝翫」 (四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 10th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Gusokuya Kahei (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-5686 (R only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41564a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Futatsu Chôchô Iro no Dekiaki
Theater: Morita

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa (on each sheet)

改印:子十改
彫師:松島彫政

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