Actors Seki Sanjûrô II as Chizuka Tarô (R) and Iwai Kumesaburô II as Kanazashi (L)

「千塚太郎 関三十郎」」(二代目)  「かなざし 岩井粂三郎」」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.9 x 49.8 cm (14 1/8 x 19 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22568-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22568 (right), 11.22569 (left)

Signed

Kuniyasu ga (on each sheet)
国安画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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