Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Wakasanosuke and Seki Sanjûrô II as Kakogawa Hon[zô]

「若狭之助 市川海老蔵」(五代目)」、「加古川本 関三十郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1832 (Tenpô 3)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25.5 cm (14 7/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26094

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From the same set, possibly a diptych: 11.26094, 11.26095. No production has been found that corresponds precisely to this casting.

Signed

Kuniyoshi ga

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: August 3, 1911)

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