Actors Ichikawa Dannosuke III as Yûgiri of the Ôgiya (R) and Iwai Hanshirô V as Fujiya Izaemon (L)

「扇屋夕霧 市川団之助」(三代目) 「藤屋伊左衛門 岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1814 (Bunka 11), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.1 x 52 cm (15 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.15200, 11.15665

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.15200 (left), 11.15665 (right)

Play (finale of Part 2): Kuruwa Bunshô
Play (main feature): Imaori Hakata no Irifune
Theater: Ichimura
廓文章(くるわぶんしょう) 竹本
新織博多縞入船(いまおりはかたのいりふね)
市村、二番目大切
 1814、文化11、08・11

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