Actors Mimasu Gennosuke I as Ikazuchi Tsurunosuke (R) and Onoe Kikugorô III as Nikki Danjô (L)

「雷鶴之助 三枡源之助」(初代) 「仁木弾正 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1836 (Tenpô 7), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.3 x 52.2 cm (14 5/16 x 20 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39342, 11.39357

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.39342 (left), 11.39357 (right)

Play: Kuruwa Kuruwa Date no Ôyose
Theater: Ichimura
曲輪来伊達大寄(くるわくるわだてのおおよせ)
 市村、八幕目

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
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: 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