Actors Ichikawa Komazô III as Kameya Chûbei and Nakayama Tomisaburô I as Umegawa

三代目市川高麗蔵の亀屋忠兵衛と初代中山富三郎の梅川

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 8th month
Artist Tôshûsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–1795), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Dai Sharaku ten (1995), #059; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #066

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 25.1 cm (15 3/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.16483

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.16483, 21.7236

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Tsuki no Mayu Koi no Monaka
Play (second feature): Yomo no Nishiki Kokyô no Tabiji
Play (main feature): Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi
Theater: Kiri

Signed

Tôshûsai Sharaku ga

東洲斎写楽画

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