Calligraphy and Painting Party on the Upper Floor of the Manpachi Restaurant (Manpachirô jô shoga kaien no zu): Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII, Iwai Kumesaburô II, unidentified actor, Bandô Mitsugorô III, Bandô Hikosaburô IV, and Iwai Shijaku I

「万八楼上書画会筵の図」 七代目市川団十郎、二代目岩井粂三郎、?、三代目坂東三津五郎、四代目坂東彦三郎、初代岩井紫若

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #67; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #67

Dimensions

19 x 25.3 cm (7 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26725

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Two sheets forming a pair: 11.26724 (sheet 2), 11.26725 (sheet 1)

Inscription

画中の掛け物は英一蝶。

Signed

(this sheet unsigned; signature on second sheet only)
無款

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