Actors Bandô Takesaburô I as Shirai Gonpachi (R), Bandô Kichiya as the Kamuro Yukari, and Ichikawa Dannosuke V as Miuraya Komurasaki (L)

「白井権八」初代坂東竹三郎  「禿ゆかり」坂東吉弥、「三うら屋小紫」五代目市川団之助

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.7 x 51.6 cm (14 13/16 x 20 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21580-1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.21580 (right), 11.21581 (left)

Play (second feature): Aita Mita sa Omoi no Yamayama
Play (main feature): Kagamiyama Hiyoku no Sugatami
Theater: Kawarazaki
逢見思大和(あいたみたさおもいのやまやま) 富本
鏡山比翼容姿鏡(かがみやまひよくのすがたみ)
河原崎、二番目
 1855、安政02

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 3
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:改、卯三
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