Sheet 2: Actors Bandô Shûka I as Oshun, Bandô Takesaburô I as Denbei, Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Ebizako no Jû, and Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Yûnami Gyôbu, from the series One Hundred Faces of Roles Old and New (Kokin yakuwari hyaku mensô)

「古今役割百面相 二」 「おしゆん」初代坂東しうか、「伝兵衛」初代坂東竹三郎、「海老ざこの十」初代河原崎権十郎、「夕浪刑部」四代目坂東彦三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.6 cm (14 1/8 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40318

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga

一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 1
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、卯正
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