Actors Ôtani Tomoemon II as Iwaki Yagenji and Bandô Mitsugorô II as the Retainer (Wakatô) Tomotsugu

「友右衛門」(二代目大谷友右衛門の岩城弥源次)、「三津五郎」(二代目坂東三津五郎の若党友次)

Japanese
Edo period
1797 (Kansei 9), intercalary 7th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), p. 227

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 23.3 cm (13 15/16 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22408

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tsuki wa Musashino Aki no Sewagoto
Theater: Kiri
月武蔵野秋狂言(つきはむさしのあきのせわごと)
 桐

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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