Actors Ichikawa Danjurô VII as Fuwa Banzaemon (R) and Onoe Kikugorô III as Nagoya Sanzaburô (L)

「不波伴左衛門 市川団十郎」(七代目)  「名古屋山三郎 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.9 x 50.4 cm (14 1/2 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22267-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22267 (left), 11.22268 (right)

Play: Edo-gonomi Kiku no Date-zome
Theater: Ichimura
江戸好菊伊達染(えどごのみきくのだてぞめ)
市村
 1831、天保02、11・13

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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