Actors Ichikawa Ichizô I as Genbeiobori no Genbei (R) and Onoe Baikô III as Konjin Chôgorô (L)

「源兵へ堀の源兵衛 市川市蔵」(初代)  「金神長五郎 尾上梅幸」 (三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1815 (Bunsei 12), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 001-0701 (left sheet only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.5 x 53 cm (15 3/16 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13715, 11.13739

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.13715 (right), 11.13739 (left)

Play (second feature): Kyôdai Ayame Katabira
Play (main feature): Gion Sairei Shinkôki
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)

豊国画

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