Actors Onoe Kikugorô III as Denbei (R) and Nakamura Daikichi I as a Female Monkey Trainer (Onna sarumawashi) (L) in a Farewell Performance (Onagori kyûgen)

「伝兵衛 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)   「女さるまわし 中村大吉」(初代)「御名残狂言」

Japanese
Edo period
1822 (Bunsei 5), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ômiya Heihachi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-3509 (R), 101-3510 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.3 x 50; cm (14 5/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40658a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Onnadate Saru no Hitomane
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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