Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Fujiya Izaemon (R) and Segawa Rokô IV as Yûgiri of the Ôgiya (L)

「ふじや伊左衛門 中村歌右衛門」(三代目) 「扇屋夕ぎり 瀬川路考」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1809 (Bunka 6), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.5 x 50.6 cm (14 3/4 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13587, 11.13736

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.13587 (right), 11.13736 (left)

Theater: Nakamura
競伊勢物語(すがたくらべいせものがたり)
太夫暫由縁月見(たゆうしばしゆかりのつきみ)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印: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: 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