Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Yamabayashi Fusahachi and Nakamura Shibajûrô as Kajikurô, from the series Actors Imagined as the Eight Dog Heroes (Mitate haiyû hakkenshi)

「俳優八犬士」 「山林房八 坂東彦三郎」(四代目)、「山林房八 中村芝十郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35 x 24 cm (13 3/4 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38087

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
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