Actors Nakamura Fukusuke I as a Male Doll (Obina) (R) and Iwai Kumesaburô III as a Female Doll (Mebina) (L)

「男雛」初代中村福助 「女雛」三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izutsuya Shôkichi, Japanese


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.5 x 48.3 cm (14 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

11.29974, 11.45372

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.29974 (left sheet), 11.45372 (right sheet)

MFA impressions: 11.29974VR (11.29974, 11.45372), 11.43694a-b

Play (finale of Part 2): Shiki Utsusu Kokoro no Hanakago
Play (main feature): Hana mo Yoshida Iwao no Matsuwaka
Theater: Ichimura
四季写手向花篭(しきうつすこころのはなかご) 常磐津、富本、長唄 花吉田岩尾松若(はなもよしだいわおのまつわか)
市村、二番目大切
 1853、嘉永06

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Ox 3
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、渡辺、丑三
彫師:なし

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection