Actors Bandô Shûka I as Fuji no kata (R) and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Jirô no kimi (L)

「ふじの方」初代坂東しうか 「治郎の君」八代市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Umejirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.5 x 50 cm (14 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16406, 11.22278

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.16406 (right), 11.22278 (left)

Play: Genji Moyô Furisode Hinagata
Theater: Ichimura
源氏模様娘雛形(げんじもようふりそでひながた)
 市村座

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Kunisada aratame Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)
香蝶楼豊国筆 国貞舎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松
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: 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