Actors Ichikawa Gonjûrô as Hara Kie, Ichikawa Metora I as Tanimura Ohatsu (R), and Ichikawa Suminojô as Yamazumi Inosuke (L)

「原木恵 市川権十郎」  「谷村おはつ 市川女寅」(初代)、「山住伊之助 市川寿美之丞」

Japanese
Meiji era
about 1876–78
Artist Utagawa (Morikawa) Chikashige (Japanese, active about 1869–82), Publisher Tamura Tetsujirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.8 x 47.7 cm (14 1/8 x 18 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36949a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Morikawa Chikashige hitsu
守川周重筆

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