Comparison of the Two Sides in The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, Kô no Moronao versus En'ya Hangan (Kô no Moronao, En'ya Hangan, Kanadehon Chûshingura sugata kurabe): Actors

「塩冶判官 高の師直 仮名手本忠臣蔵姿競」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 6th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Kakumotoya Kinjirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.4 x 50.3 cm (13 15/16 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37592a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu

一魁斎芳年筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 6 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:申六改
彫師: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