(Newly Published) Eleven Continuous Acts of Chûshingura (Shinpan Chûshingura jûichidan tsuzuki), Acts 10 and 11 (Jûdanme, Jûichidanme ôkiri): Actors Osagawa Tsuneyo II as Osono, Ichikawa Danzô IV as both Amakawaya Gihei and Ôboshi Yuranosuke, Arashi Otoha

新板 忠臣蔵十一段続 「十段目」 「十一段目大切」  二代目小佐川常世のおその、四代目市川団蔵の天川屋義平・大星由良之助、二代目嵐音八の了竹、四代目市川団三郎の力弥

Japanese
Edo period
1801 (Kansei 13/Kyôwa 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-1040 (R), 100-1041 (C), 100-1042 (CL), 100-1043 (L); Kuwana City Mus., Shodai Utagawa Toyokuni yakusha-e ten (2002), #30 (complete)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, left sheet of pentaptych; 36.8 x 24.9 cm (14 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21481

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych: 11.21481-5 (no virtual record; each sheet catalogued separately)

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni hitsu (on left sheet only)
豊国筆

Markings

No censor's seal
Publisher's mark on left sheet only

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