Actors Arashi Kichizaburô III as Manjuya Tôkichi (R) and Onoe Kikujirô II as the Courtesan (Keisei) Yatsuhashi (L)

「万寿屋藤吉 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)  「けいせゐ八ツ橋 尾上菊次郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.1 x 50.6 cm (14 5/8 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40675a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Date Yukata Tsui no Iroage
Play (main feature): Igagoe Yomikiri Kôshaku
Theater: Nakamura

Inscription

「踏わけていざや登らん富士詣 雪氷即吟」
「咲そめてその香もたかし菊畑 松亭主人即吟」

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

五渡亭国貞画

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