Actors Iwai Hanshirô V as a Shirabyôshi Dancer (R), Bandô Mitsugorô III as Matazô, and Ichikawa Omezô I as Matagorô (L)

五代目岩井半四郎の白ひやうし  三代目坂東三津五郎の又三、初代市川男女蔵の又五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1807 (Bunka 4), 5th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-6543 (R), 101-6544 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.8 x 51.4 cm (14 1/2 x 20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.26758-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.26758 (right), 11.26759 (left)

Play (shosa): Gosekku
Section of shosa: Nenohi, Otokomai Tegoto no Aioi
Play (main feature): Saruwaka Sakae Soga
Theater: Nakamura
上演場所:江戸・ 中村
興行名:さるわか栄曽我 (さるわかさかえそが) 場立:二番目
所作題:五節句(ごせっく) 音曲:長唄
細目題:子の日 男舞曲相生 (ねのび おとこまいてごとのあいおい)

年代記には「衛仕」とあり。

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on the background ema in the right sheet)
豊国画

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: 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