Actors Matsumoto Koshirô V as Kyôgoku Takumi (R) and Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Kinugawa Yazaburô (L)

「京極内匠 松本幸四郎」(五代目)  「きぬ川弥三郎 市川団十郎」(七代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1818 (Bunka 15/Bunsei 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-6003 (R), 100-6004 (L), plus a third sheet

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.9 x 52.3 cm (14 1/8 x 20 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26712-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two right sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.26712 (left), 11.26713 (right)

Play: Katakiuchi Dore mo Wazamono
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)

豊国画

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