Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Toneri Sakuramaru (R) and Ichikawa Shinsha I as His Wife (Nyôbô) Yae

「舎人櫻丸」八代目市川団十郎  「女房八重」初代市川新車

Japanese
Edo period
1846 (Kôka 5), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.8 x 49 cm (14 1/8 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38406a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tenmangû Wakaba no Goaijju
Theater: Kawarazaki
天満宮緑梅松桜(てんまんぐうわかばのごあいじゅ)
河原崎
弘化03 (1846)・05・

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
No blockcutter's mark
改印:渡
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