Actor Sawamura Tosshô II as Kanai Tanigorô

「金井谷五郎 沢村訥升」 (二代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1870 (Meiji 3), 3rd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Sawamuraya Seikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Utakichi (Hori Uta) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.8 × 47.2 cm (14 1/8 × 18 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.34912a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kusunoki Ryû Hanami no Makubari
Theater: Morita
樟紀流花見幕張(くすのきりゅうはなみのまくはり)
 守田

Signed

Kunichika hitsu
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Uta
Artist's seal: toshidama
改印:午三改
彫師:彫卯多

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: December 15, 2000)

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