Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Daikyôji Mohei (R) and Bandô Shûka I as Aragorô Mohei's Wife (Nyôbô) Osan (L)

「大経師茂兵衛」八代目市川団十郎 「荒五郎茂兵衛女房お三」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
about 1850–51 (Kaei 3–4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.3 x 50.7 cm (14 11/16 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43908a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.41551a-b (key block), 11.29971-2, 11.43908a-b

No performance found that corresponds to this scene. The actors appeared together in 1850-51.

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)

香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画

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: January 19, 2005)

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