Actors Bandô Mitsugoro III as Hanbei (R) and Sawamura Tanosuke II as Ochiyo (L), with Musicians, in the Jôruri Performance Mie Tasuke Setai no Akebono

「浄瑠璃 おちよ 半兵衛 三重襷賄曙 (みえたすけせたいのあけぼの) 沢村田之助 坂東三津五郎」三代目坂東三津五郎の半兵衛   二代目沢村田之助のお千代

Japanese
Edo period
1813 (Bunka 10), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-7473 (R), 101-7472 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.5 x 53.2 cm (15 3/16 x 20 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13718, 11.13720

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.13718 (left), 11.13720 (right)

Play: Taiheiki Kikusui no Maki
Dance number (shosagoto): Mie Tasuke Setai no Akebono
Theater: Nakamura
太平記菊水之巻(たいへいききくすいのまき)
所作題:三重襷賄曙 (みえたすけせたいのあけぼの)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame (on left 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