Ishiyakushi: (Actor Arashi Isaburô II as) Midaroku (R) and Shôno: (Actor Bandô Shûka I as) Kudô Kanaishimaru (L), from the chûban series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五十三次の内 石薬師 阿陀六」二代目嵐猪三郎  「東海道五十三次の内 庄野 工藤金石丸」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Minatoya Kohei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #s T65-45 (R) and T65-46 (L), p. 190

Dimensions

Two vertical yotsugiri designs on uncut horizontal chûban sheet; 17.8 x 24.7 cm (7 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.45397.7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 12
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、村田、子十二
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