Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as Gennosuke (R) and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Orie (L)

「源之助 沢村訥升」(二代目) 「おりえ 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1870 (Meiji 3), 5th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Ôhashiya Yashichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.4 x 49.6 cm (14 5/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.16149, 11.16356

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.16149 (right), 11.16356 (left)

Signed

Ôju Kunichika hitsu (on right sheet only)
応需国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori ...
改印:午五改
彫師:ホリ齢松

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: August 3, 1911)

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