Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as Kameya Chûbei (R) and Sawamura Tanosuke II as Kameya's Daughter (Musume) Osuwa (L)

「亀や忠兵衛 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)  「亀や娘おすわ 沢村田之助」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1813 (Bunka 10), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.4 x 52.7 cm (15 1/8 x 20 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13578, 11.13595

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.13578 (left), 11.13595 (right)

Unidentified publisher’s mark.

Play (second feature): Hatsudayori Kuruwa no Tamazusa
Play (main feature): Harugoma Ikioi Soga
Theater: Nakamura
初便廓玉章(はつだよりくるわのたまずさ)
春駒勢曽我(はるこまいきおいそが)
中村、二番目
 1813、文化10、01・11

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

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