Actors Ichikawa Ichizô III Sasano Saizô (R) and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Katagiri Saizô (L)

「笹埜才蔵 市川市蔵」(三代目) 「片桐才蔵 市川小団次」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kagiya Shôbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.8 x 50.4 cm (14 1/2 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29961-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.29961 (left), 11.29962 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.29961-2, 11.40870a-b

Play: Sakura Sôshi Gonichi Bundan
Theater: Morita
桜荘子後日文談(さくらそうしごにちぶんだん)
守田
 1861、文久01、08・01

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 8 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Hori Jussai Ko-Kane (on right sheet), Hori Kane (on left sheet)
改印:酉八改
彫師:彫工十才子兼 彫兼

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