Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Hayano Kanpei (R) and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Koshimoto Okaru (L)

「早野勘平 坂東彦三郎」(五代目) 「こし元おかる 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izutsuya Shôkichi, Japanese, Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.4 x 50.9 cm (14 3/4 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22089-90

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22089 (right), 11.22090 (left)

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
 中村

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Fukagawa Hori Chô
改印:戌三改
彫師:深川彫長

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