Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Shirai Gonpachi (R) and Kawarakai Gonjûrô I as Banzuii Chôbei (L)

「白井権八 市村宇左衛門」(十三代目) 「幡隨意長兵衛 河原崎権十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Fusatane (Japanese, active 1854–1888), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 48.5 cm (14 3/16 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36962a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Fusatane ga, in toshidama cartouche

房種画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 9 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Kane

改印:戌九改
彫師:彫兼

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