Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô V and Bandô Mitsugorô III, Walking with Two Women

五代目松本幸四郎、三代目坂東三津五郎、二美人

Japanese
Edo period
about 1807 (Bunka 4)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamatoya Jûbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 001-0448

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 24.8 cm (14 13/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13782

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.13502, 11.13782

Probably the right sheet of an incomplete triptych, with 11.13783 as the left sheet.

Identification of publisher is not certain.

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印: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: August 3, 1911)

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