Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as Iwase no tsubone (R) and Onoe Matsusuke II as Ohatsu (L)

ゐわ瀬のつぼね 「坂東三津五郎」(三代目)  お初 「尾上松助」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1813 (Bunka 10), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-7608 (L only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.5 x 53 cm (15 3/16 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13574, 11.13585

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.13574 (left), 11.13585 (right)

Play: Okudôsha Bandô Junrei
Theater: Nakamura
群客坂東頌(おくどうしゃばんどうじゅんれい)
 中村、一番目六建目

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame (on both sheets), Hamamatsuya Kôsuke (on right sheet only)
改印:極、濱幸

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