An Old Story ... of a Pilgrimage to Kiyomizu (Mukashigatari ... Kiyomizu-môde): Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Sonobe Samonnosuke (R) and Seki Sanjûrô VIII as the Servant (Shimobe) Tsumahei (L)

「昔語」 八代目市川団十郎の園部佐門之助  「清水詣」 三代目関三十郎の下部妻平

Japanese
Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 2nd month
Publisher Minatoya Kohei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38 x 52.5 cm (14 15/16 x 20 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43774a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right and left sheets of an incomplete triptych. The missing center sheet shows Iwai Kumesaburô III as Usuyuki-hime.

Play: Butai no Hana Yayoi no Irodoki
Theater: Nakamura
台の雪花隅色薗(ぶたいのはなやよいのいろどき)
 中村

3枚続の右・左図。中図は薄雪姫<3>岩井粂三郎。

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
梓元の応需 豊国画(年玉印)

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