Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as Ashikaga Yorikane (R) and Matsumoto Kôshirô V as the Sumô Wrestler (Rikishi) Kinugawa Tanizô (L)

「足利頼兼 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)  「角力取きぬ川谷蔵 松本幸四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1808 (Bunka 5), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Maru-Zen (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 001-1077 (R), 100-7135 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.7 x 45.1 cm (14 1/16 x 17 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.26748-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.26748 (left), 11.26749 (right)

Play: Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki
Theater: Ichimura

Unidentified publisher’s mark
伊達競阿国戯場(だてくらべおくにかぶき)、一番目三建目
 市村

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