Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Bunin Kagekiyo (R), Bandô Kamezô I as Sajidayû, and Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Kagekiyo's Daughter (Musume) Hitomaru (L)

「ぶ人景清 中村芝翫」 (四代目)  「佐次太夫 坂東亀蔵」(初代)、「景清娘人丸 坂東三津五郎」(六代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 8th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Surugaya Sakujirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-3944 (R), 100-3945 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.4 × 48.6 cm (13 15/16 × 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38776, 11.41662

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.38776 (right), 11.41662 (left)

Play: Yasa Heike Shirabe no Futsutsuka
Theater: Morita
優平家曲拙(やさへいけしらべのふつつか)
 守田

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on left sheet only)
国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 8 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa
改印:亥八改
彫師:松島彫政

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