Actors Segawa Rokô IV as Kiheiji's Wife (Nyôbô) (R) and Sawamura Sôjurô IV as Hatchôtsubute no Kiheiji (L)

「喜平治女房 瀬川路考」(四代目) 「八丁つぶての喜平次 沢村宗十郎」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1811 (Bunka 8), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.3 x 49.7 cm (14 5/16 x 19 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22235-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22235 (right), 11.22236 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.22235-6, 11.22904-5

Play: Itsukushima Yuki no Mitegura
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Nishimiya Shinroku

改印:極、西宮

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