Actors Ichikawa Yaozô III (R) and Nakayama Tomisaburô I (L) as Two Kamuro Performing a Lion Dance

三代目市川八百蔵の切禿 初代中山富三郎の切禿

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 11th month
Artist Tôshûsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–1795), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Sharaku (2011), #s 164-5; Dai Sharaku ten (1995), #s 88-9; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #s 102-3; Henderson & Ledoux, #s 100-1

Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 32.5 x 29.6 cm (12 13/16 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.16490-1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.16490 (right), 11.16491 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.16490-1, 21.5833 (left sheet only)

Play (shosa): Shinobu Koi Suzume no Irodoki (Tokiwazu jôruri)
Theater: Kiri
忍恋雀色時(しのぶこいすずめのいろどき)
 桐

Signed

Sharaku ga (on each sheet)
写楽画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
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