Actors Mimasu Gennosuke I as Kinugawa Yoemon (R) and Onoe Baikô (Onoe Kikugorô III) as ... Takao (L)

「木下川与右衛門 三枡源之助」(初代)  「 高尾 尾上梅幸」(三代目尾上菊五郎) 「 尾上梅幸 新工風」

Japanese
Edo period
Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.3 x 50.1 cm (14 5/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.38442a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

(The name Kinugawa looks as if it should be read Konoshitagawa, but Kinugawa is in fact the correct reading.)

1839, Kawarazaki, Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki?

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

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