Memorial Portraits of Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III (R) and Segawa Kikunojô V (L)

「坂東三津五郎」(三代目)  「五代目瀬川菊之丞」 (死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.3 x 50.7 cm (15 1/16 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22896-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22896 (left), 11.22897 (right)

Inscription

「坂東三津五郎 天保二年辛卯極月廾七日 行年五十七歳」
「夏をしもまたぬめいどの鳥辺山御法の雲にきゆる一声 梅屋」

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