Actors Iwai Hanshirô V as Shirai Gonpachi (R) and Matsumoto Kôshirô V as Banzui Chôbei (L)

「白井権八 岩井半四郎」(五代目)  「ばんすい長へ 松本幸四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1828 (Bunsei 11), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni II (Toyoshige) (Japanese, about 1802–1835), Publisher Shimizu (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.9 x 52.1 cm (15 5/16 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.22832-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22832 (left), 11.22833 (right)

Play: Kakenenashi Edo no Manaita
Theater: Nakamura
不負江戸男俎板(かけねなしえどのまないた)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each 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