Actors Onoe Kikugorô III as Hachijô Kozô Kichiza, Actually (Jitsu wa) Isogu Heisuke (R), and Ichikawa Monnosuke III as Oshichi (L)

「八丈小増吉三実ハ磯具兵助 尾上菊五郎」 (三代目)  「お七 市川門之助」 (三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 001-0011 (R), 101-2649 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.7 x 49.9 cm (14 7/16 x 19 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.26754-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.26754 (right), 11.26755 (left)

Play: Katakiuchi Yagura no Taiko
Theater: Kawarazaki
敵討櫓太鼓(かたきうちやぐらのたいこ)
河原崎
 一番目四幕目、古寺祝言の場

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

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: 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