Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Banzui Chôbei (R) and Iwai Kumesaburô II as Shirai Gonpachi (L)

「幡ずゐ長兵衛 市川団十郎」(七代目) 「白井権八 岩井粂三郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1826 (Bunsei 9), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Matsumura Tatsuemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.1 x 50.8 cm (14 5/8 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

11.22237-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22237 (right), 11.22238 (left)

Play (second feature): Hanakawado Sandai Otoko
Play (main feature): Sanmon Gosan no Kiri
Theater: Nakamura
花川戸三代男達(はなかわどさんだいおとこ)
楼門五山桐(さんもんごさんのきり)
中村、二番目
 1826、文政09、04・05

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
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