Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as Hachizô (R) and Ichikawa Kuzô III as Hachinai (L) and Shigenoi (inset)

「八蔵 沢村訥升」(二代目)   「八内 市川九蔵」(三代目)「重の井」

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 9th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Ôsada (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Utakichi (Hori Uta) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 401-0366 (R), 401-0365 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41631a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

江戸・ 中村・守田

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 9 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Uta
改印:辰九改
彫師:彫卯多

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