Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Ushiwaka Oyoshi (R) and Onoe Kikugorô IV as Kumasaka Ochô (L)

「牛若およし」五代目坂東彦三郎 「熊坂お長」四代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sagamiya Tôkichi (Ai-To) (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Sennosuke (Hori Sennosuke) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 34.5 x 48.6 cm (13 9/16 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43854a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yume Musubu Chô ni Torioi
Theater: Ichimura
夢結蝶鳥追(ゆめむすぶちょうにとりおい)
 市村

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 3
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Sen
改印:改、辰三
彫師:彫工千

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