Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Minamoto Kurô Yoshitsune (R) and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Kumagai Jirô Naozane (L)

「源九郎義経」三代目嵐吉三郎  「熊谷次郎直実」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Mitaya Kihachi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-4893 (R), 100-4894 (L); Kuniyoshi Project db; Suzuki 1992, #319

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 25.6 cm (14 3/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38313, 11.38411

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.38313 (left), 11.38411 (right)

Play: Ichinotani Futaba Gunki
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on fan)

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 5
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、寅五
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