Actors Iwai Kumesaburô I and Morita Yasosuke (=Bandô Yasosuke, formerly Morita Kan'ya VIII)

「岩井粂三郎」、「森田八十助」

Japanese
Edo period
1801 ?
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 33.9 x 23.1 cm (13 3/8 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13984

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
版元: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