Actors Ichikawa Yaozô III as Chôemon and Iwai Hanshirô IV as Ohan

三代目市川八百蔵の長右衛門、四代目岩井半四郎のおはん

Japanese
Edo period
1796 (Kansei 8), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819)


Dimensions

Vertical aiban; 32.3 x 22.5 cm (12 11/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22302

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature, on alternate days): Obi no Aya Katsura no Kawamizu
Play (main feature): Furiwakegami Aoyagi Soga
Theater: Miyako
帯文桂川水(おびのあやかつらのかわみず)
振分髪青柳曽我(ふりわけがみあおやぎそが)
 都

Signed

Shun'ei ga
春英画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
Unidentified publisher's mark
改印:極

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