Actors Arashi Rikan III as Hangaku-jo (R) and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Asari no Yoichi (L)

「板額女」三代目嵐璃寛 「浅利ノ与市」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.8 x 50.2 cm (14 1/8 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.43765a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.42924 (key block, left sheet only), 11.43765a-b (complete)

Play (interval): Wada Gassen Onna Maizuru
Play (main feature): Koigoromo Karigane-zome
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、村田
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: 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