Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Kusunoki Masashige, Nakamura Komajûrô as the Footman (Yakko) Komahei (R), and Sawamura Tosshô II as Fukakusa no Shôshô (L)

「楠正成 中村芝翫」(四代目)、「奴駒平 中村駒十郎」  「深草少将 沢村訥升」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 9th month?
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Tsunoi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36 × 48.5 cm (14 3/16 × 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.41581, 11.41661

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.41581 (left sheet), 11.41661 (right sheet); virtual record: 11.41581VR (11.41581, 11.41661)

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:辰九改
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