Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Boatman (Sendô) Matsuemon, Actually (Jitsu wa) Higuchi Jirô, and Ichikawa Katsujirô as Komawakamaru

「船頭松右衛門実ハ樋口次郎 市川団十郎」(七代目)、「駒若丸 市川かつ次郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1812 (Bunka 9), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyasu (Japanese, 1794–1832), Publisher Uemura Yohei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25.2 cm (14 5/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22575

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.22575, 11.22580

Play: HIragana Seisuiki
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Kuniyasu ga

国安画

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