Actors Onoe Kikujirô II as Mukan Tayû Atsumori (R) and Arashi Kichisaburô III as Kumagai Jirô Naozane (L)

「無官太夫あつ盛」二代目尾上菊次郎 「熊谷治郎直実」三代目嵐吉三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.5 x 48.5 cm (14 3/8 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43890a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Genpei Tsutsuji
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 4
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、村田、子四
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: 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