Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Fukashichi (R) and Arashi Rikan III as Omiwa (L)

「ふか七」八代目市川団十郎 「お三輪」三代目嵐璃寛

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), intercalary 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izutsuya Shôkichi, Japanese


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.5 x 49.9 cm (14 3/8 x 19 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22011-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22011 (left), 11.22012 (right)

Play: Imoseyama Onna Teikin
Play (main feature): Koigoromo Karigane-zome
Theater: Kawarazaki
妹背山婦女庭訓(いもせやまおんなていきん)
恋衣雁金染(こいごろもかりがねぞめ)
 河原崎

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、馬込
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