Actors Sawamura Ujûrô II and Sawamura Sôjûrô V, from the series Portraits of Good Fortune and Popularity with Souvenirs of the Market (Ichi miyage sugata no fukubiki)

「市美弥景姿の福贔屓」 二代目沢村宇十郎、五代目沢村宗十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Nakajin (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban 36.7 x 25.3 cm (14 7/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43682

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga

梓元の應需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:村松、吉村
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