Actors Bandô Mitsugorô IV as Jingû kôgô (R) and Nakamura Shikan II as Takeshiuchi no Sukune (L), in the Grand Finale Dance Number Four Seasons (Ôkiri shosagoto Shiki no uchi)

「大切所作事四季之内」「神功皇后 簑助改坂東三津五良」(四代目)  「大切所作事四季之内」「武内宿祢 中村芝翫」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ômiya Heihachi (Japanese)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.37809.2a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Yayoi no Hana Asakusa Matsuri
Play (main feature): Sakura-doki Onna Gyôretsu
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