Actors Ichikawa Sadanji I as Yakama Karoku (R) and Kawarazaki Gonnosuke VII as Jiraiya (L)

「家釜鹿六 市川左団次」(初代) 「児雷也 河原崎権之助」(七代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1871 (Meiji 4), 10th month (?)
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Yamamura Kinzaburô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37 × 48.2 cm (14 9/16 × 19 in.)

Accession Number

11.41654-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.41654 (right), 11.41655 (left)

Play: Hôraisan Soga no Kaomise
Theater: Morita

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 10 aratame (?)
No blockcutter's mark
改印:未十改ヵ
彫師:なし

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