Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Ishikawa Goemon and Sawamura Sôjûrô V as Mashiba Hisayoshi

「石川五右衛門」 五代目市川海老蔵 「真柴久吉」 五代目沢村宗十郎

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


Dimensions

Vertical ôban, upright diptych; 72.9 x 25.4 cm (28 11/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.43741a-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

Toyokuni ga (on top sheet), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on bottom sheet)

豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、馬込
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