Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Iruka's Younger Sister (Imôto) Tachibana-hime (R) and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Eboshiori Motome (L)

「入鹿妹立花姫」三代目岩井粂三郎 「烏帽子折もとめ」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.4 x 50.4 cm (14 5/16 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43879a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Imoseyama Onna Teikin
Play: Koigoromo Karigane-zome
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 3, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、渡辺、子三、シタ売
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