Sunset Glow at the Bridge of the Brocade Sash (Kintaibashi no sekishô): Actors Seki Sanjûrô III as Daija Karindayû (R) and Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Mikasayama Dategorô (L), from the series Eight Views of Shiranui (Shiranui hakkei no uchi)

「白縫八景之内」 「大蛇川鱗太夫」三代目関三十郎 「三笠山伊達五郎」八代目片岡仁左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hirookaya Kôsuke (Japanese, 1828–1918)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 34.6 x 48 cm (13 5/8 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40865a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Imaginary performance (mitate).

Signed

Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

任好豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 4 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:酉四改
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