Actors Bandô Shûka I (?) as the Fisherwoman of Shizu Bay (Shizu no ura onna ama) (R) and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Mihonoya Shirô Kunitoshi (L)

「志津ノ浦女海士」初代坂東しうかヵ 「三保谷四郎国俊」十二代目市村羽左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
about 1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 40.6 x 55.7 cm (16 x 21 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39061a-b

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No performance found that corresponds to this scene. Possibly advance publicity.

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)

一陽斎豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、衣笠
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