Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Banzui Chôbei (R) and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Shirai Gonpachi (L)

「幡隨長兵衛」五代目市川海老蔵 「白井権八」初代河原崎権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.2 x 48.7 cm (13 7/8 x 19 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29881-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.29881 (right), 11.29882 (left)

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 9
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Kane
改印:午九
彫師:彫兼

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