Actors Sawamura Gennosuke II as Sano Jirozaemon (R) and Segawa Kikunojô V as Manjiya Yatsuhashi (L)

「佐野次郎左衛門 沢村源之助」(二代目)  「万字屋八ッ橋 瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ômiya Heihachi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.5 x 52.1 cm (14 3/4 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.40738a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Iro no Ayatsuri Kuruwa Bunsho
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

国貞画

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: 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