Actors Kataoka Gadô II as Hanaya Tokubei and Ôtani Tokuji II as Mokari Chikuan

「花屋徳兵衛」二代目片岡我童 「藻苅竹庵」二代目大谷徳次

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 25.2 cm (14 3/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40210

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Sodegaura Kokyô no Nishiki
Play (main feature): Soga Moyô Kameyama-zome
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 9
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、卯九
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