Actors Kataoka Gadô II as Fujiya Izaemon and Bandô Mitsugorô IV as Yoshidaya Kichizaemon (inset), from the series Past and Present, Both Sides of the Leaf (Konjaku konotegashiwa)

「今昔児手柏」 「藤屋伊左衛門」二代目片岡我童、「吉田屋喜左衛門」四代目坂東三津五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban, creped; 20.3 x 14.8 cm (8 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45396.22

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kuruwa Bunshô
Theater: Nakamura
Date of production: 1854.3
廓文章(くるわぶんしょう)
中村
安政01 (1854)・03

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 7
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:改、卯七
彫師:彫竹

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