Actors Nakamura Fukusuke I as Ishikawa Goemon and Onoe Kikujirô II as Gion no Oritsu (inset), from the series Ten Famous Thieves (Meiyo jû zoku no uchi)

「名誉十賊之内 石川五右衛門」初代中村福助、「祇園のおりつ」二代目尾上菊次郎

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Honmo (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 25 cm (14 1/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40339

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Konoshita Kage Masagao no Date-zome
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 10
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、卯十
彫師: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