Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as Kanaya Kingorô, Actually (Jitsu wa) Watanabe Minbu (R), and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Kingorô's Wife (Nyôbô) Kosan (L)

「金谷金五郎 実ハ渡辺民部 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)  「金五郎女房小さん 岩井粂三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyasu (Japanese, 1794–1832), Publisher Mikawa


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-7241 (R), 100-7242 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37 x 50.4 cm (14 9/16 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22572-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22572 (right), 11.22573 (left)

Play: Banzei Okuni Kabuki
Theater: Ichimura
万歳阿国歌舞妓(ばんぜいおくにかぶき)
 市村

Signed

Kuniyasu ga (on each sheet)
国安画

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