Actors Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Renseibô and Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Sainenbô

二代目市川門之助の蓮成坊、三代目沢村宗十郎の西念坊

Japanese
Edo period
1783 (Tenmei 3), 4th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.4 x 14.7 cm (11 15/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18871

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably the left half of a diptych, with 21.4049 as the right half.

Play: Mata Saku Hana Musume Dôjô-ji
Theater: Nakamura, second feature

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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: August 3, 1911)

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