Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as Minamoto no Yoshitsune (R) and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Kawagoe Tarô (L)

「源のよしつね 訥升」(二代目沢村訥升) 「川越太郎 彦三郎」(五代目坂東彦三郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.38942a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Baichôrô Kunisada hitsu (on each sheet)

梅蝶楼国貞筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 7 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Horikô Chôjirô (on right sheet), Hori Chô (on left sheet)

改印:卯七改
彫師:彫工長治朗 彫長

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