Actors Shikan (Nakamura Shikan IV) as Tetsugadake and Hikosaburô (Bandô Hikosaburô V) as Iwagawa in Senryô Nobori

「千両幟(せんりやうのぼり)」  「芝翫」(四代目中村芝翫の鉄ヶ嶽)、「彦三郎」(五代目坂東彦三郎の岩川)

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


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45800.12

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sekitori Senryô Nobori
Theater: Ichimura
関取千両幟(せきとりせんりょうのぼり)
 市村

Signed

Kunichika hitsu
国周筆

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
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