Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Katsuma Gengobei and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Sakuraya no Koman

「勝間源五兵衛」四代目中村芝翫 「桜屋の小万」三代目沢村田之助

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.7 cm (14 3/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.40248

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Godairiki Iro no Fûjime
Play (main feature): Chûshin Akatsuki no Tori
Theater: Morita

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 5 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:申五改
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