Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Kumagai Jirô and Sawamura Tanosuke II as Kumagai's Wife (Tsuma) Sagami

「熊谷次郎 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)、「熊谷妻さがみ 沢村田之助」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1811 (Bunka 8), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamashiroya Tôemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.1 cm (14 5/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22453

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ichinotani Futaba Gunki
Theater: Nakamura
一谷嫩軍記(いちのたにふたばぐんき)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Murataya Jirôbei
改印:極、邑二(村田屋治朗兵衛)

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