Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Mukôkizu Yosa and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Yokogushi Otomi

「向疵ノ与三」初代河原崎権十郎、「横ぐしお富」三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Maruya Kyûshirô, Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25.5 cm (14 1/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45342

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: first edition, 1855: 11.21912, 11.40200, 11.45341; recarved version, 1860: 11.45342

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take
改印:申七改
彫師:横川彫竹

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