Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Tôgane Moemon (R) and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Tsukuba Moemon (L), from the series Heroic Commoners in Kabuki (Rien kyokaku den)

「梨園侠客伝 東金茂右衛門」五代目坂東彦三郎  「梨園侠客伝 筑波茂右衛門」初代河原崎権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.3 x 47.7 cm (13 7/8 x 18 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.42899a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Nanajûkyûsai Toyokuni hitsu (on both sheets)

七十九歳豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 4 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ôta Tashichi

改印:子四改
彫師:彫太田多七

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