Actors Nakamura Shikan I as Yazama Kinai (R) and Bandô Mitsugorô III as Yazama Jutarô (L)

「矢狭間喜内 中村芝翫」(初代)  「矢狭間重太郎 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1818 (Bunka 15/Bunsei 1), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-1180 (R), 100-1181 (L), 100-1182 (3rd sheet, at far left, not in MFA)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.8 x 52 cm (15 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.22093-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.22093 (right), 11.22094 (left)

Play: Taiheiki Chûshin Kôshaku
Theater: Nakamura
太平記忠臣講釈(たいへいきちゅうしんこうしゃく)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

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: August 3, 1911)

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