Actors Mimasu Daigorô IV as Honda Dainaiki (R) and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Karaki Masaemon (L), from the series Lives of Renowned Swordfighters (Kenjutsu meiyo den)

「剣法名誉伝 誉田大内記」 四代目三枡大五郎  「剣法名誉伝 唐木政右衛門」 四代目中村歌右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 1st month
Artist Hasegawa Sadanobu I (Japanese, 1809–1879)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 105

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 25 x 37 cm (9 13/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36458a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Homare no Sukedachi
Theater: Naka
けいせい誉両刀(けいせいほまれのすけだち)
 中

Signed

Sadanobu (on each sheet)
貞信

Markings

No publisher's mark
版元: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