Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Hanaya Tokubei (R) and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Tokubei's Wife (Nyôbô) Ofusa (L)

「花屋徳兵衛 坂東彦三郎」(五代目) 「徳兵衛女房お房 岩井粂三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 2nd month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 48.1 x 35.3 cm (18 15/16 x 13 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40872a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Sodegaura Ukina no Harusame
Play (main feature): Okuni no Matsu Soga Nakamura
Theater: Nakamura
袖浦恋春雨(そでがうらうきなのはるさめ)
御国松曽我中村(おくにのまつそがなかむら)
中村、二番目
 1861、文久01

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:酉二改
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