Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as Yaoya Oshichi (R) and Sawamura Tosshô II as Kichiza (L)

「八百やお七 沢村田之助」(三代目)  「吉三 沢村訥升」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 10th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41577a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.748 (left sheet only), 11.41577a-b (complete diptych)

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet); another signature on background screen
国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 10 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:戌十改
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