Actors Iwai Kumesaburô I and Morita Yasosuke (=Bandô Yasosuke, formerly Morita Kan'ya VIII)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)
Vertical ôban; 33.9 x 23.1 cm (13 3/8 x 9 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Possibly Meika no Toku Mimasu no Tamagaki, 1801.11, Kawarazaki, with Bandô Yasosuke I as the jichô Gorômata, in reality Itoku Saburô; and Iwai Kumesaburô I as Kudayû’s daughter Oriki (in reality Ono no Komachi)
Bandô Yasosuke I used the name from 1801.11 to 1808.8.
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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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection