Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Gihei (R) and Iwai Kumesaburô II as Osono (L) in Act 10 of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chûshingura jûdanme)

「忠臣蔵十段目」 「義兵 市川団十郎」(七代目)  「おその 岩井粂三郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Shimizu (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.7 x 51.5 cm (14 13/16 x 20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.26736-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.26736 (right), 11.26737 (left)

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame (on left sheet)
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