Actors Kataoka Gadô II as Chichibu no Shôji Shigetada (R), Sawamura Yoshijirô I as Daughter (Musume) Kozakura, and Ichikawa Danzô VI as Kagekiyo's Wife (Tsuma) Akoya (L)

「秩父庄司重忠」二代目片岡我童  「むすめ小桜」初代沢村由次郎、「景清妻阿古屋」六代目市川団蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sagamiya Tôkichi (Ai-To) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 34.4 x 48.9 cm (13 9/16 x 19 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.43858a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.29967-8, 11.43858a-b

Play: Hatsuyuki to Mimasu no Kagekiyo
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 10
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、辰十
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