Okazaki, from the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi): Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Ôe Inabanosuke (R) and Onoe Kikugorô III as Usuyuki Dayû (L)

「東海道五十三次の内 岡崎」「大江因幡之助 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目) 「薄雲太夫 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1835 (Tenpô 6), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese), Publisher Yoshimiya Sonokichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.3 x 25.7 cm (14 11/16 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.29152, 11.45186

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.29152 (right), 11.45168 (left)

Diptych jointly issued by two publishers, Yamaguchiya Tôbei (right sheet) and an unidentified publisher, possibly Yoshimiya Sonokichi (left sheet).

Play: Ume no Haru Gojûsan Tsugi
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

五渡亭国貞画

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