Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Mita no Kakae (R) and Iwai Matsunosuke I as Kaidômaru (L)

「三田の仕 市川団十郎」(七代目)  「怪童丸 沢村松之助」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1813 (Bunka 10), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.3 x 52.8 cm (15 1/16 x 20 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13716-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.13716 (left), 11.13717 (right)

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Oyakozure Eda no Uguisu
Play (main feature): Modoribashi Sena ni Gohiiki
Theater: Ichimura
親子連枝鴬(おやこづれえだのうぐいす) 常磐津
戻橋背御摂(もどりばしせなにごひいき)
 市村、二番目大切

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Tsuruya Kinsuke
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