Actors Onoe Kikugorô IV as Akama's Concubine (Aishô) Otomi (R) and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Izuya Yosaburô (L)

「赤間の愛妾お富」四代目尾上菊五郎 「伊豆屋与三郎」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Shimizuya Tsunejirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 49.8 cm (14 3/16 x 19 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.15170, 11.16427

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.15170 (left), 11.16427 (right)

Play (second feature): Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi
Play (main feature): Hana to Mimasu Yayoi no Hatsuyaku
Theater: Nakamura
与話情浮名の横ぐし(よはなさけうきなのよこぐし)
花☆☆初役(はなとみますやよいのはつやく)
中村、二番目
 1853、嘉永06

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Ox 3
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、渡辺、丑三
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