Actors Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Fuwa Bansaku (R) and Sawamura Tosshô II as Nagoya Kosanza (L)

「不破伴作 市村家橘」(四代目)  「名古屋小山三 沢村訥升」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Yamamura Kinzaburô (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.5 × 49.8 cm (14 3/8 × 19 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.837, 00.855

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 00.837 (left), 00.855 (right)

Play: Tsuru no Chitose Soga no Kadomatsu
Theater: Ichimura
鶴千歳曽我門松(つるのちとせそがのかどまつ)
 市村

Signed

Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Chô (with a different spelling on each sheet)
改印:丑正改
彫師:ほり長、彫長

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock