Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Igami no Gonta (R) and Iwai Shijaku II as Osato, Daughter the Sushi Store (Sushiya musume Osato) (L)

「いがみの権太」五代目 坂東彦三郎  「すしや娘お里」二代目岩井紫若

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 7th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.9 × 49.3 cm (14 1/8 × 19 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41333a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ichinomori Kujira no Ôyose
Theater: Morita
一守九字成大漁(いちのもりくじらのおおよせ)
 守田

Signed

Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)
芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:卯七改
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