Actors Bandô Mitsugorô VI as the Girl (Musume) Oyama (R) and Nakamura Shikan IV as Hotei (L)

「娘おやま 坂東三津五郎」(六代目)  布袋「中村芝翫」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.39878a-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: 11.39878a-b, 11.41269a-b

Signed

Yoshitora ga (on left sheet only)

芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 8 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:卯八改
彫師: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: 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