Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Nuregami Chôgorô (R) and Ichikawa Komazô V as Hanaregoma Chôkichi (L)

「濡髪長五郎 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目) 「放駒長吉 市川高麗蔵」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.6 x 25.8 cm (14 13/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37809.13a-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): Futatsu Chôchô Kuruwa Nikki
Play (main feature): Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura
Theater: Ichimura

Album: 11.37809.1a-c-.31a-c

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

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