Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Umeômaru and Onoe Matsusuke II as Sakuramaru in the Carriage-Pulling Scene (Kurumahiki no ba)

「車引の場」 「梅王丸 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)、「桜丸 尾上松助」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1811 (Bunka 8), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iwatoya Kisaburô (Eirindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22253

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Kunisada ga

国貞画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Igaya Kan'emon

改印:極、伊賀

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