Actors Sawamura Tanosuke II as Fox (Kitsune) Kuzunoha (R), Sawamura Gennosuke I as Abe no Yasuna, and Iwai Matsunosuke I as the Child (Dôji) (L)

「狐くずの葉 沢村田之助」(二代目)  「安部の保名 沢村源之助」(初代)、「だうじ 岩井松之助」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1809 (Bunka 6), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-8952 (L only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 39.2 x 52.8 cm (15 7/16 x 20 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22872-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22872 (left), 11.22873 (right)

Play: Ashiya Dôman Ôuchi Kagami
Shosa: Michiyuki Shinoda no Futari-zuma
Theater: Ichimura
芦屋道満大内鑑(あしやどうまんおおうちかがみ)
市村、四段目
所作題:道行信田二人妻(みちゆきしのだのふたりづま) 音曲:富本

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal

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