Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as both Ashikaga Yorikane and Kinugawa Tanizô, and Onoe Kikujirô II as Miuraya Takao, No. 20 of an untitled series

「足利頼兼」八代目市川団十郎、「三浦屋高尾」二代目尾上菊次郎、「絹川谷蔵」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kobayashi Taijirô (Bunseidô / Bunshôdô)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 36.6 cm (10 3/16 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25924

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga

香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松
彫師:なし

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