Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Watônai Sankan (R) and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Kinshôjo (L)

「和藤内三官 河原崎権十郎」(初代) 「錦升女 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.2 x 48.7 cm (14 1/4 x 19 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40846a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Imaginary performance (mitate).

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 10 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Horikô Matsushima Masakichi (on right sheet), Matsushima Hori Masa (on left sheet)

改印:酉十改
彫師:彫工松島政吉 松島彫政

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