Actors Sawamura Gennosuke I as the Servant (Genin) Sansuke and Nakamura Tôzô I as the Doctor (Isha) Shinboku

「下人三介 沢村源之助」(初代)、「いしやしんぼく 中村東蔵」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1810 (Bunka 7), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Manki (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 001-0204

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 24.7 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25410

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yuki to Tsuki Hana no Kuronushi
Theater: Nakamura

As part of the plot of the play, the doctor and his servant have changed clothes.

Signed

Toyokuni ga

豊国画

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