Actors Nakamura Shikan II as Takahashi Sakujûrô (R) and Mimasu Gennosuke I as Torii Matasuke (L)

「高橋作十郎 中村芝翫」(二代目) 「鳥井又助 三枡源之助」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.6 x 51.6 cm (14 13/16 x 20 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37809.11a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15203 (left sheet only), 11.37809.11a-b (complete diptych)

Album: 11.37809.1a-c-.31a-c
蔓一筋加賀文台(つるひとすじかがのぶんだい)
江戸 中村 一番目

貼込帖『東錦絵』(11.37809.1-31a-c)に張り込まれていたもの。

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
五渡亭国貞画

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