Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as Wakana-hime and Seki Sanjûrô III as Kusunoki Ôna Rôju, from the series Modern Tales of the Underworld (Imayô shiranami zukushi)

「若菜姫」三代目沢村田之助、「楠媼老樹」三代目関三十郎 「今様白波尽」

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 1st month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Ogawa (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-2714

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41696

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika hitsu

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:卯正改
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: 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