Mitsuke and Hamamatsu: Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as Komatsuya Sôshichi and Ichikawa Ebizô V as Kuemon, from the series the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi)

「東海道五十三次ノ内 見附 小松や惣七」二代目沢村訥升、「東海道五十三次ノ内 浜松 九右衛門」五代目市川海老蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T66-15

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 26 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.45104

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.43198, 11.45104

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 2
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳二
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