Actors Nakamura Fukusuke I as Wakato Sekisuke and Nakamura Kantarô I as Kanakubo Juppeiji

「若徒関助」初代中村福助、「金久保十平次」初代中村翫太郎

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-3032

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.2 x 25.2 cm (13 7/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40756

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Possibly the right sheet of a triptych, with 11.40834a-b as the two left sheets

Play (second feature): Somekaete Ukiyo no Edozuma
Play (main feature): Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:未七改
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