Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Makimura's Servant (Shimobe) Shihei (R) and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Kijin Omatsu (L)

「牧村下部芝平 中村芝翫」(四代目) 「鬼神おまつ 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.2 × 50.2 cm (14 5/8 × 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.833, 00.915

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 00.833 (right), 00.915 (left)

Play: Momochidori Sakigake Soga
Theater: Morita
百鵆魁曽我(ももちどりさきがけそが)
 守田

Signed

Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:丑正改
彫師:なし

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