Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Tayû Atsumori (R) and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Kumagai Naozane (L)

「太夫敦盛」三代目岩井粂三郎 「熊谷直実」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Takadaya Takezô


Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #18.4

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.6 x 50.5 cm (14 7/16 x 19 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43877a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ichinotani Futaba Gunki
Theater: Kawarazaki
一谷嫩軍記(いちのたにふたばぐんき)
河原崎
 1852、嘉永05

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat 10
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松、子十
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