Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Satô Yomoshichi (R), Ichikawa Kuzô II as Ôwashi Bungo, and Ichikawa Momotarô II as the Monkey (L)

「佐藤与茂七 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目)  「大鷲文吾 市川九蔵」(二代目)、猿 「市川茂々太郎」(ニ代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1841 (Tenpô 12), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.1 x 50.9 cm (14 5/8 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40673a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hana Ayame Iroha Renga
Theater: Ichimura

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