Actors Onoe Baikô IV as Shizuka Gozen (R) and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Satô Tadanobu (L)

「しつか御せん」四代目尾上梅幸 「佐藤忠のふ」四代目中村歌右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 32.1 x 29.4 cm (12 5/8 x 11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22372-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22372 (right), 11.22373 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.22372-3 (L sheet mouth open), 11.43772a-b (L sheet mouth closed)

Play (shosa, opening of Act 4): Shinkyoku Hatsune no Tsuzumi
Play (main feature): Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura
Theater: Kawarazaki
新曲魁音鼓(しんきょくはつねのつづみ) 富本
義経千本桜(よしつねせんぼんざくら)、上の巻
河原崎、四段目の口
 1847、弘化04

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
梓元の応需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村松、吉村
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: 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