Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô V as Yokawa Kakuhan (R) and Iwai Hanshirô V as the Female Courtier (Nyokan) Tamamushi, actually Sôken no Omatsu (L)

「横川覚範 松本幸四郎」(五代目) 「女官玉虫実ハ相見のおまつ 岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.8 x 50.6 cm (14 7/8 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22269-70

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22269 (right), 11.22270 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.22269-70 (complete diptych), 11.29584 (right sheet only)

Play: Kinbusen Yosooi Genji
Theater: Nakamura
金峰山艶色源氏(きんぶせんよそおいげんじ)
 中村

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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