Actors Bandô Mitsugorô IV as Akitsushima (R) and Nakamura Shikan II as Takakura Hayato (L)

「秋津島 坂東三津五郎」(四代目) 「高倉隼人 中村芝翫」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Chôzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.6 x 51.6 cm (14 13/16 x 20 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37809.20a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.37809.20a-b (complete diptych), 11.39368 (left sheet only)

Play (second feature): Sekitori Nidai no Shôbuzuke
Play (main feature): Genpei Nunobiki no Taki
Theater: Nakamura

Album: 11.37809.1a-c-.31a-c

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

五渡亭国貞画

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: January 19, 2005)

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