Actors Seki Sanjûrô III as Mikawaya no Giheiji no Obaa and Bandô Shûka I as Danshichi Okaji

「三河町の義平次お婆ア」三代目関三十郎  「団七お梶」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-0326 (R), 101-0327 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.7 x 50.3 cm (14 7/16 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38408a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Shinzô Tsurifune Kidan
Theater: Ichimura
新造☆奇談(しんぞうつりふねきだん)
 市村

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 5
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、馬込、子五
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