Actors Segawa Kikunojô V as Saburobei's Younger Sister (Imôto) Omitsu (R) and Bandô Mitsugorô III as Saburobei (L)

「三郎兵衛妹おみつ 瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)  「三郎兵衛 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1820 (Bunsei 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyasu (Japanese, 1794–1832), Publisher Hiranoya Chôemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 53 cm (14 3/16 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37197-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.37197 (right), 11.37198 (left)

Play: Sanmon Gosan no Kiri
Theater: Nakamura
楼門五山桐(さんもんごさんのきり)
 中村

Signed

Kuniyasu ga (on each sheet)
国安画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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