Tosa Province: (Actors Nakayama Nanshi II as) Otoku and (Nakamura Itaemon IV as) Matahei, from the series The Sixty-odd Provinces of Great Japan (Dai Nippon rokujû yo shû)

「大日本六十余州 土佐」 「おとく」二代目中山南枝、「又平」四代目中村歌右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
about 1862 (Bunkyû 2)
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868), Publisher Ishikawaya Wasuke (Ishiwa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 115; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #617

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; 17.8 x 24.5 cm (7 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37853

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Hangonko

Signed

Kunikazu

国員

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