Sensô-ji Temple: Actors Saramura Tosshô II and Sawamura Tanosuke III, from the series Thirty-six Views of Fuji from the Eastern Capital (Tôto Fuji sanjûrokkei)

「東都富士三十六景 浅草寺」 二代目沢村訥升、三代目沢村田之助

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Hirokage (Japanese, active 1855–1865), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Uemura Yasugorô (Hori Yasu) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.8 x 24.4 cm (13 11/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.42408

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (foreground figures); Hirokage ga (background)

豊国画(年玉枠)、広景画

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Yasu kokutô
Printer's mark: Surikô Daikyû (Ôhisa ?)

改印:申三改
彫師:彫安刻刀
摺師:摺工大久

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