Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Ishida no Tsubone (R) and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Mashiba Hisatsugu (L)

「石田のつほね」五代目市川海老蔵 「真柴久次」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sawaya Kôkichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.2 x 50.8 cm (14 5/8 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

11.43917a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hama no Masago Tsukinu Gohiiki
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet); Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)

一陽斎豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松
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