Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Hanakawado Sukeroku (R) and Iwai Hanshirô V as Miuraya Agemaki (L)

「花川戸助六 市川海老蔵」(五代目)  「三浦屋揚巻 岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni II (Toyoshige) (Japanese, about 1802–1835), Publisher Mikawa


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.7 x 50.1 cm (14 7/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.38706a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (finale of Part 2): Sukeroku Yukari no Edo-zakura
Play (main feature): Sumidagawa Hana no Gosho-zome
Theater: Ichimura
助六所縁江戸桜(すけろくゆかりのえどざくら) 河東
隅田川花御所染(すみだがわはなのごしょぞめ)
 市村、二番目大切

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

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: 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