Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Chôbei's Wife (Nyôbô) Otoki (R), Ichikawa Ebizô V as Banzui no Chôbei, and Ichikawa Akanbei as Chôbei's Son (Ichiko) Chômatsu (L)

「長兵へ女房お時」三代目岩井粂三郎 「幡隨院の長兵衛」五代目市川海老蔵、「長兵へ一子長松」市川あかん平

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.5 x 51.1 cm (14 3/4 x 20 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43946a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Kakitsubata Tamuke no Hanakawado
Play (main feature): Arigata ya O-Edo no Kagekiyo
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)

香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、村田
彫師: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: January 19, 2005)

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