Requires Photography

Rat (Ne): Actors Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Matsuzen Tetsunosuke (R) and Arashi Kichisaburô III as Nikki Danjô (L), in Okuni Kabuki, from the series Twelve Signs of the Zodiac (Jûnishi no uchi)

「阿国かぶき」 「拾二支之内 子」 「松前鉄之助 実川延三郎」(初代)  「仁木弾正 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 1st month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868)


Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych

Accession Number

2016.1324

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.37055a-b (with signature in metallic pigment), 2016.1324 (no signature)

Play: Keisei Okuni Kabuki
Theater: Naka
けいせい阿国歌舞伎(けいせいおくにかぶき)
 中

Signed

(this edition unsigned)

Credit Line

Gift of the Anne Gordon Keidel Trust of June 2016