Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as Chûrô Onoe (R) and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Jijo Ohatsu (L)

「中老尾上 沢村訥升」(二代目) 「仕女お初 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sanoya Tomigorô (Kinseidô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.1 x 48.8 cm (14 3/16 x 19 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40903a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sano Keizu Soga no Gosho-zome
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take

改印:戌二改
彫師:横川彫竹

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