Actors Sawamura Gennosuke I as Rokusaburô (R) and Iwai Hanshirô V as the Geisha (Geiko) Kashiku (L)

「六三郎 沢村源之助」(初代)   「げいこかしく 岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1808 (Bunka 5), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 39.6 x 52.8 cm (15 9/16 x 20 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22826-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22826 (left), 11.22827 (right)

Play: Kore ga Katami Kôraiya-jima
Theater: Ichimura
是筐残高麗屋縞(これがかたみこうらいやじま)
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Dragon 8 (on right sheet only)
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