Actors Ichikawa Omezô I as Sekibei and Osagawa Tsuneyo II in an unidentified role

関兵衛 「市川男女蔵」(初代)、「小佐川常世」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1803 (Kyôwa 3), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 25.6 cm (15 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17138

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To
Theater: Ichimura
積恋雪関扉(つもるこいゆきのせきのと)
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal

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