Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as a Male Doll (Obina) and Sawamura Tosshô II as a Female Doll (Mebina)

「男雛 坂東彦三郎」(五代目) 「女雛 沢村訥升」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.8 cm (14 13/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40230

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Publisher: Yamazakiya Seishichi or Shimizuya Naojirô?

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Wakaki no Hana Shiki no Furigoto
Tomimoto section of shosa: Kamibina
Play (main feature): Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
壮花四季の振事(わかきのはなしきのふりごと)
富本 紙雛(かみびな)
中村、二番目大切
 1862、文久02、03・28

Signed

Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 6 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:戌六改
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