Actors Ichikawa Kuzô II as Kawasakiya Hikosô (R) and Onoe Eizaburô III as Kokinbôshi no Oito (L)

「川崎屋彦惣 市川九蔵」(二代目)  「古今ぼうしのおいと 尾上栄三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1842 (Tenpô 13), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35 x 46.8 cm (13 3/4 x 18 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40665a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Sono Samisen Homare no Takane
Play (main feature): Hiragana Seisuiki
Theater: Kawarazaki
其三味線誉高調(そのさみせんほまれのたかね
ひらかな盛衰記(ひらがなせいすいき)
河原崎、二番目
 1842、天保13、04・26

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
五渡亭国貞画

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: January 19, 2005)

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