Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Katsuma Gengobei and Onoe Baikô IV as Sakuraya Koman

「勝間源五兵衛」八代目市川団十郎、「桜屋小まん」四代目尾上梅幸

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.4 cm (14 9/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.39035

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Itsumadegusa Ukina no Kaeuta
Play (main feature): Ume Yanagi Sakigake Zôshi
Theater: Ichimura
五大力恋翻(いつまでぐさうきなのかえうた)
梅柳魁双紙(うめやなぎさきがけぞうし)
市村、二番目
 1854、嘉永07

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 3
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、寅三
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