Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as Gofukuya Jûbei (R) and Iwai Hanshirô V as Koiman no Nakai Oichi (L)

「ごふくや十兵衛 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)  「鯉万の仲居おいち 岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1806 (Bunka 3), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.5 x 49 cm (14 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26770-1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.26770 (left), 11.26771 (right)

Play: Hatsu Momiji Futaki no Adauchi
Theater: Nakamura
初紅葉二樹讐討(はつもみじふたきのあだうち)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Tiger 8
改印:極、寅八

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