Actors Shikan (Nakamura Shikan IV) as Iruka and Hikosaburô (Bandô Hikosaburô V) as Fukashichi in the Palace Scene of Imoseyama

「妹背山御殿場」 「入鹿 芝翫」(四代目中村芝翫)、「ふか七 彦三郎」(五代目坂東彦三郎)

Japanese
Meiji era
1871 (Meiji 4), 9th month


Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); H. 17.3 cm (6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45800.11

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Imoseyama Onna Teikin
Theater: Ichimura
妹背山
 市村

Signed

Kunichika hitsu
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:未九改
彫師:なし
版元: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