Actors Sawamura Gennosuke I as Obiya Chôemon (R) and Onoe Eizaburô I as Shinanoya Ohan (L)

「帯や長右衛門 沢村源之助」(初代)  「しなのやおはん 尾上栄三郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1807 (Bunka 4), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Hachi(1) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 39.5 x 51.3 cm (15 9/16 x 20 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22874-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22874 (left), 11.22875 (right)

Play: Kinryûzan Makura no Ishizue
Theater: Ichimura
金竜山創磐(きんりゅうざんまくらのいしずえ)
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
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