Heroes Together at the Tori-no-machi Festival (Isami dôshi tori no machi zure): Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I (R) and Nakamura Fukusuke I (L)

「勇同士酉の道連」 初代河原崎権十郎 初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.7 x 49.3 cm (14 1/16 x 19 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40896a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

任好豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 11 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:未十一改
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