Actors Onoe Taganojô II and Nakamura Shikan IV with Wigs for Various Roles, from the series New Publication of Wigs Worn (Shinpan katsuratsuke)

「新版かづらつけ」 「音羽屋梅花 尾上多賀之丞」(二代目)、「成駒や 中村芝翫」 (四代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1882 (Meiji 15), September
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Kamiyama Seishichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-4536

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.34917

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu
豊原国周筆

Markings

Artist's seal: toshidama seal
御届明治十五年九月 日

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: December 15, 2000)

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