Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV in a Quick-change Double Role (Niyaku hayagawari) as Kobotoke Koheiji and His Wife (Nyôbô) Otsuru (R) and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Danjûrô Kichinosuke (L)

「小仏小平二 女房おつる 二役早かわり 坂東彦三郎」(四代目)「大当り/\」  「団十郎吉之助 市川団十郎」 (八代目)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-8759 (R), 100-8760 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.3 x 50.8 cm (14 11/16 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

11.40691a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Azuma Kagami Kaidan-banashi
Theater: Kawarazaki

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