No. 2 (Actors Ôtani Hiroji III as Ôboshi Yuranosuke and Sakata Hangorô II as Ishii Genzô), from the series The Life of Ôboshi the Loyal (Seichû Ôboshi ichidai banashi)

「誠忠大星一代話 二」 三代目大谷広次の大星由良之助、二代目坂田半五郎の石井源蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Miyakozawa


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.5 cm (14 9/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22050

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.22050, 11.29639, 11.29676, 11.36779.3

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、衣笠
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: 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