Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Natsume Shirozaburô (R) and Bandô Shûka I as the Female Bandit (Onna tôzoku) Kijin Omatsu (L)

「夏目四郎三郎」八代目市川団十郎 「女盗賊鬼人於松」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.4 x 1 cm (13 15/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43763a-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: 11.29037-8, 11.29283-4, 11.43763a-b

Play: Shinpan Koshi no Shiranami
Theater: Ichimura, Second Feature
Main Feature: Genji Moyô Furisode Hinagata

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:衣笠、村田
彫師:彫竹

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