Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as Yoji, a Boatman on the Umezu River (Umezugawa no sendô Yoji) (R), and Iwai Hanshirô V as Funagimi Komatsu (L)

「梅津川のせんどう与次 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)  「船君小松 岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1809 (Bunka 6), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamashiroya Tôemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 39.3 x 51.6 cm (15 1/2 x 20 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22850-1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22850 (left), 11.22851 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.22850-1 (complete diptych), 11.30558 (right sheet), 11.40045 (left sheet)

Play: Misao no Hana Toba no Koitsuka
Theater  Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)

豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame (on right sheet only)

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