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Actors Sawamura Gennosuke II and Segawa Kikunojô V

Japanese
Edo period
about 1831 (Tenpô 2)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Shunpûdô Noshiro Ryûkô


Catalogue Raisonné

Kôbe Mus., Western Blue/Seiyô no ai (2007), #110

Dimensions

Shikishiban

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.19897 (L), 11.19899 (R); virtual record: 11.19897VR

Inscription

「文窓竹雅 明て今朝富士をうつせるくひつみに霞ののしもはゆる元日」「松王舎千代彦 初日かけ登るや春の立お山ほうしも霞色のむらさき」「永寿堂 くひつみにかさる蜜柑も紀伊国や日の出のけふをみする島台」

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga

香蝶楼国貞画

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