Actors Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Shunkan Sôzu (R), Onoe Baikô IV as Kameô's Wife (Nyôbô) Oyasu, and Sawamura Yoshijirô I as Tokujumaru (L)

「俊寛僧都」五代目沢村長十郎  「亀王女房おやす」四代目尾上梅幸、「徳寿丸」初代沢村由次郎

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Minatoya Kohei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.1 x 50 cm (14 5/8 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43948a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hime Komatsu Nenohi no Asobi
Play (main feature): Tsuki Yuki Hana Maki-e no Kendai
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)

香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, shita-uri (right sheet); Kinugasa, Watanabe, shita-uri (left sheet)

改印(右):米良、渡辺、シタ売
改印(左):衣笠、渡辺、シタ売
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