Actors Onoe Matsusuke II as Sutoku Shin'in (R), Sawamura Tanosuke II as Oiso, and Onoe Eizaburô II, Age Two, as Wakamiya (L)

「崇徳新院 二代目 尾上松助」  「小磯 沢村田之助」(二代目) 「若宮 二代目 尾上栄三郎 当年二才ニテ相勤申候」

Japanese
Edo period
1809 (Bunka 6), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 001-0025 (L only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.8 x 52.8 cm (15 1/4 x 20 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22324-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22324 (left), 11.22325 (right)

Play: Misao no Hana Toba no Koizuka
Theater: Ichimura
貞操花鳥羽恋塚(みさおのはなとばのこいづか)
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal

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