Actors Onoe Matsusuke II as Hisaaki and Sawamura Tanosuke II as Kokonoe

「久秋 尾上松助」(二代目)、「九重 沢村田之助」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1810 (Bunka 7), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Hiranoya Chôemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 25.5 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13614

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sanmon Gosan no Kiri
Theater: Ichimura
楼門五山桐(さんもんごさんのきり)
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni ga
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