Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Mukôkizu no Yosa (R) and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Genan Chûsuke (L)

「向疵の与三」八代目市川団十郎 「下男忠助」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Murataya Ichigorô (Muraichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35 x 46.9 cm (13 3/4 x 18 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43835a-b

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): Yowa Nasake Ukiyo no Yokogushi
Play (main feature): Hana to Mimasu Yayoi no Hatsuyaku
Theater: Nakamura
与話情浮名の横ぐし(よはなさけうきなのよこぐし)
花☆宿初役(はなとみますやよいのはつやく)
中村、二番目
 1853、嘉永06、03・15

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Ox 5
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、馬込、丑五
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