Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Ashikaga Mitsuuji (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Saba Gorô Teruhide (L), and the late Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII (in inset)

「坂東彦三郎」(五代目) 「干時元治元歳霜月中村座ニおゐて河原崎権十郎しばらくの役相勤申候」(初代河原崎権十郎、八代目市川団十郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ôyama Toyojirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #3.4

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.4 x 50.7 cm (14 3/4 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21317-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.21317 (left), 11.21318 (right)

Play: Chi JIn Yû Mitsugumi Sakazuki
Theater: Nakamura
三達徳組公爵(ちじんゆうみつぐみさかずき)
中村
 1864、元治01

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni hitsu (on right sheet), Ôju Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)
応需豊国筆 応需豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 10 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Katada Hori Chô (on right sheet), Hori Chô (on left sheet)
改印:子十改
彫師:片田彫長 彫長

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: August 3, 1911)

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