Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô V as Katô Shigeuji (R), Ichikawa Shinsha I as Maki no kata, and Yamashita Baishi as Chidori no mae (L)

「加藤繁氏」五代目沢村宗十郎 「牧の方」初代市川新車、「千鳥の前」山下梅枝

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 49.5 cm (14 3/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.43761a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Zôho Tsukushi no Iezuto
Theater: Kawarazaki

Unidentified publisher’s mark.

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)

應需豊国画 梓元の應需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、村田
彫師:なし

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