Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Fujiya Izaemon and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Yoshidaya Kizaemon

「藤屋伊左衛門 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)、「吉田屋喜左衛門 河原崎権十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.17363

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche

国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:亥九改
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: 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