Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Endô Musha Moritô and Kataoka Gadô II as Watanabe Wataru, from the series Matches for Thirty-six Selected Poems (Mitate sanjûrokku sen)

「見立三十六句撰」 「遠藤武者盛遠」四代目市川小団次、「渡辺亘」二代目片岡我童

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Miyagi Gengyo (Japanese, 1817–1880), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Osaka Castle Museum, Mitate no sekai (exh. cat., 2004), #29

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 24.4 cm (13 15/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.30068

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.21884, 11.25092, 11.30028, 11.30068

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni hitsu; Gengyo (on inset)

香蝶楼豊国筆、玄魚

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 11
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、辰十一
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: 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