Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Yaegaki Monzô (R) and Sawamura Tosshô II as Kageyama Shigenojô (L)

「八重垣紋三」初代河原崎権十郎 「蔭山繁之丞」二代目沢村訥升

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.2 x 51.9 cm (14 5/8 x 20 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.899-900

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 00.899 (left), 00.900 (right)

Play: Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui
Theater: Ichimura
小袖曽我薊色縫(こそでそがあざみのいろぬい)
市村
 1859、安政06、02・05

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Hori Take (on right sheet), Yokokawa Hori Take (on left sheet)
改印:未弐改
彫師:彫竹 横川彫竹

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock