Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Ikaruga Tôta and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Ariwara no Narihira

「斑鳩藤太」五代目市川海老蔵、「有原成平」三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izuya Sankichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 23.9 cm (14 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45376

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.40246, 11.45376

Play: Kurabekoshi Ise Monogatari
Theater: Kawarazaki
競伊勢物語(くらべこしいせものがたり)
河原崎
 1850、嘉永03、05・05

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、渡辺、シタ売
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