Actors Kataoka Gadô II as Goiya Kyônosuke and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Segawa of the Matsubaya

「五井屋京之助」二代目片岡我童、「松葉屋瀬川」 三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Sagamiya Tôkichi (Ai-To) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-9438

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.38769

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hitokanade Kodakara Soga
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Baichôrô Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouches

梅蝶楼国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 4
Blockcutter's mark: Hori ...

改印:改、辰四
彫師:

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