Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Kumagai Jirô Naozane (R) and Segawa Kikunojô V as His Wife (Nyôbô) Sagami (L)

「熊谷治郎直実 市川団十郎」(七代目) 「女房さがみ 瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #18.5

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.7 x 49.1 cm (14 7/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15978, 11.25053

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.15978 (left), 11.25053 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.15978VR (11.15978, 11.25053; two left sheets only), 11.43405a-c (complete)

Play: Ichinotani Futaba Gunki
Theater: Kawarazaki

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