Actors Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Kanpei (R) and Onoe Baikô IV as Okaru (L)

「かん平」五代目沢村長十郎 「おかる」四代目尾上梅幸

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.5 x 49.8 cm (14 3/8 x 19 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43769a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.43769a-b (complete diptych), 11.45373 (right sheet only, with different face)

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)

梓元の應需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松
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