Actors Iwai Hanshirô V as the Courtesan (Keisei) Tokiwagi, Iwai Matsunosuke I as the Kamuro Midori (R), and Bandô Mitsugorô III as Yahei Hyôe Munekiyo (L)

「けいせい常盤木 岩井半四郎」(五代目)、「禿みどり 岩井松之助」   「弥平兵衛宗清 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1809 (Bunka 6), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-5340 (R only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.1 x 51.6 cm (15 x 20 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13515, 11.13737

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.13515 (right), 11.13737 (left); virtual record: 11.13515VR

Play: Misao no Hana Toba no Koizuka
Theater: Ichimura
貞操花鳥羽恋塚(みさおのはなとばのこいづか)
 市村、二番目二幕目

役番「三ッ扇やのけいせい常盤木実ハ為朝娘逢島姫」「常盤木禿みとり実ハ義朝の公達今若」。評判記、半四郎評「三やくけいせいときわ木にて雪をしのき来て 弥平兵へを尋きたらるゝ所 どふもいへませぬ 誠は逢島姫と名のるまで諸見物が悦びますぞ」

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

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