Dashing and Popular Roles of Ichimura of Edo (Edo Ichimura hiiki no dateire): Actor Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Benten Kozô Kikunosuke, Kirare Yosaburô (R), Inga Kozô Rokunosuke, Igami no Gonta, and Ushiwaka Denji (L)

「江戸市村贔屓達入」「弁天小僧菊之助」・「きられ与三郎」・「因果小僧六之助」・「いがみの権太」・「牛若伝次」 四代目市村家橘

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Kagiya Shôbei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-0491, 007-0013 (R), 007-0492 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.8 x 48.3 cm (14 1/8 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

11.44459a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Ôta Tashichi (on left sheet only)
改印:子二改
彫師:彫工太田多七

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