Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Seigen and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Sôta, from the series Comparisons of Lovers, a Collection of Ballads (Koi awase, hauta-zukushi)

「恋合 端唄尽」 「清玄」三代目岩井粂三郎、「惣太」初代河原崎権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sasaya Matabei (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 25.4 cm (14 1/2 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

00.882

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

任好豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 6 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino

改印:申六改
彫師:彫巳の

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock