Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Gorô Tokimune (R) and Segawa Rokô IV as Kewaizaka no Shôshô (L)

「五郎時宗 市川団十郎」(七代目)  「けわい坂の少々 瀬川路考」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1812 (Bunka 9), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.5 x 52.3 cm (15 3/16 x 20 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13586, 11.13741

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.13586 (left), 11.13741 (right)

Play: Hatsu Wakana Harutsuge Soga
Theater: Ichimura
初松鶯曽我(はつわかなはるつげそが)
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Tsumuraya Saburobei
改印:津三

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