Actors Ichikawa Yaozô III as Honmasuya Sasuke, Actually Koyamada Tarô (R), and Ôtani Hiroji III as Watari Shinzaemon (L)

三代目市川八百蔵の本枡屋佐助実ハ小山田太郎  三代目大谷広次の亘新左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819)


Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 29.5 x 27.9 cm (11 5/8 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

11.18199, 11.18234

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.18199 (left), 11.18234 (right)

Play: Sakikaese Yuki no Mi-Yoshino
Theater: Morita
荘雪三吉野(さきかえせゆきのみよしの)
 森田

Signed

Shun'ei ga (on each sheet)
春英画

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