Actors Bandô Mitsugorô II as Ukishima Hayato and Ôtani Tomoemon II as Koyama Akugorô

二代目坂東三津五郎の浮島隼人、二代目大谷友右衛門の小山悪五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1796 (Kansei 8), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Iseson (Ise-Mago) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical aiban; 33 x 23.1 cm (13 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.25423

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17127, 11.25423

On this impression the actors are identified by hand-written inscriptions.

Play: Koi no Yami Satsuki no Uwanari
Theater: Kiri

Signed

Toyokuni ga

豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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