Actor Arashi Rikaku III (?) as Kumagai Jirô Naozane and an unidentified actor as Mukan Dayû Atsumori

「熊谷次郎直実」三代目嵐璃寛ヵ、「無官太夫あつ盛」

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 006-0498

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35 x 25.3 cm (13 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29992

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions:
First edition (1850): 11.29771, 11.29991, 11.40188
Second edition (1853), with different actors: 11.29992, 11.29996

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Ox 5
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、馬込、丑五
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: August 3, 1911)

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