Actors Matsumoto Kinshô I as Haradamaru Naotoshi, Matsumoto Kôshirô V as a Painting of a Tengu (R), and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Shiranui-hime (L)

「原田丸直利」初代松本錦升、五代目松本幸四郎 「白縫姫」三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

A related work(?): Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pl. 3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 49.7 cm (14 3/16 x 19 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43935a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on left sheet); Ôju Kunisada hitsu (on painting in right sheet)

香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松
彫師: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: 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