Actors Onoe Kikugorô III as Tsubone Iwafuji (R) and Iwai Hanshirô V as Hashita Ohatsu (L)

「つほね岩ふじ 尾上菊五郎」(三代目) 「はしたおはつ 岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1829 (Bunsei 12), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.7 x 50.2 cm (14 13/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.15136-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.15136 (left), 11.15137 (right)

Play: Sugata no Hana Yayoi no Nishiki-e
Theater: Ichimura

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: 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