Actor Onoe Kikugorô V as Shôguntarô Yoshikado (R) and in a Second Role (Niyaku) as Choko no Chokobei (L)

「将軍太郎良門 尾上菊五郎」(五代目)  「ちょこのちょこ平 二やく 尾上菊五郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1869 (Meiji 2), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Yorozuya Kichibei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.5 × 48.7 cm (14 3/8 × 19 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41218a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sôma Matsuri Oto ni Kikuzuki
Theater: Nakamura
相馬礼音幾久月(そうままつりおとにきくづき)
 中村

Signed

Yoshiiku hitsu (on each sheet)
芳幾筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Snake 10 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:巳十改
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