Actors Iwai Kumesaburô II as Agemaki (R) and Onoe Kikugorô III as Sukeroku (L)

「あげまき 岩井粂三郎」(二代目)  「助六 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1819 (Bunsei 2), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37 x 49.8 cm (14 9/16 x 19 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.26756-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.26756 (right), 11.26757 (left)

Play: Yayoi no Hana Onna Hinagata
Theater: Nakamura
☆花女雛形(やよいのはなおんなひながた)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Motome ni ôjite Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, futakata
改印:極、貳方

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