Actors Arashi Sanpachi I as Furuteya Jinbei and Bandô Mitsugorô II as Hamaya Jirobei

古手屋仁兵衛 「嵐三八」(初代)、浜屋次朗兵衛 「坂東三津五郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1799 (Kansei 11), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Tsuruya Kinsuke (Sôkakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical aiban; 30.2 x 21.2 cm (11 7/8 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17105

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (third feature): Hatsuawase Chishio no Someiro
(added in the 4th month to the program that had opened in the 1st month)
Play (main feature): Ômonbi Kuruwa Soga
Theater: Ichimura
袷小袖血汐染色(はつあわせちしおのそめいろ)、3番目新狂言、道行浄るりの段迄
大紋日花街曽我(おおもんびくるわそが)
市村
 1799、己未、寛政11、04・08

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal

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