Actors Ôtani Hiroji III as Naoe Saemon (R) and Bandô Matatarô IV as Bandô Tarô (L)

三代目大谷広治の直江左衛門  四代目坂東又太郎の坂東太郎

Japanese
Edo period
1773 (An'ei 2), 11th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Museum, Dai Ukiyo-e ten (2014), #85; Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #s 27-8

Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 31.6 x 28 cm (12 7/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

11.18892-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.18892 (left), 11.18893 (right); virtual record: 11.18892-3

Play (kaomise): Gohiiki Kanjinchô
Theater: Nakamura
御摂勧進帳(ごひいき かんじんちょう)
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet)
春章画

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