Actors Bandô Shûka I as Takin no Aren and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Saimon'ya Keijûrô, in A New Edition of the Jinpingmei (Shinpen Kinpeibai)

「新編金瓶梅」 「多金の阿蓮」初代坂東しうか、「西門屋啓十郎」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 24.7 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.29922

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.29922, 11.42862

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 8
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:改、卯八
彫師:彫竹

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