Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as En'ya Hangan (R) and Bandô Mitsugorô IV as Ôboshi Yuranosuke (L)

「塩谷判官」八代目市川団十郎  「大星由良之助」四代目坂東三津五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.4 x 51 cm (14 5/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43757a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Chûshin Meimei Kikigaki Zôsho
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)

應需豊国画 梓元の應需豊国画

Markings

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

改印:村松、吉村
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