Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Satô Kazue no kami Masakiyo and Nakamura Narizô (?) as Umezawa Sagenta

「佐藤数江守正清」 四代目中村芝翫、「梅沢左源太」中村成蔵ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniteru II (Kunitsuna II) (Japanese, 1830–1874), Publisher Ôhashiya Yashichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 012-0279, 100-5683

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25 cm (14 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36863

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kachidoki Kachidoki Shichiji no Hatairo
Theater: Nakamura
魁音仝七字籏☆(かちどきかちどきしちじのはたいろ)
 中村

Signed

Kuniteru hitsu
国輝筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 8 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:卯八改
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