Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Satô Masakiyo (R) and Sawamura Tosshô I as Chikuzen no kami Hisayoshi (L)

「佐藤政清 嵐吉三郎」(三代目) 「筑前守久吉 澤村訥升」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37 x 50.4 cm (14 9/16 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38456a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Gion Sairei Shinkôki
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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