Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Senoo Jûrô Kaneuji (R) and Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Saitô Ichirô Sanemori (L)

「瀬の尾十郎兼氏」五代目市川海老蔵 「斎藤市郎実盛」五代目沢村長十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.4 x 50.6 cm (14 5/16 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43927a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Genpei Nunobiki no Taki
Play (main feature): Oda no Yukimi Tsugi no Tamamono
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

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

香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、村田、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