Memorial Portraits of Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III and Segawa Kikunojô V

三代目坂東三津五郎と五代目瀬川菊之丞 (死絵) 「坂東三津五郎 行年五十七才 天保二卯年十二月廾七日 実誉秀佳信士」 「五代目瀬川菊之丞 行年三十一才 天保三辰ノ年正月六日 勇誉才阿哲芸信士 本所押上大雲寺」

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ezakiya Tatsuzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 014-0075 (R), 014-0074 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.1 x 51.8 cm (15 x 20 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.16500, 11.17396

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.16500 (left), 11.17396 (right)

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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