Actors Bandô Mitsugorô IV, formerly Minosuke, as Iwafuji (R) and Nakamura Shikan II as Ohatsu (L)

「岩藤 簑助改 坂東三津五郎」 (四代目)  「おはつ 中村芝翫」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 005-0502 (R only); Kuniyoshi Project db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.8 x 51.1 cm (14 1/2 x 20 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38261-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.38261 (left), 11.38262 (right)

Play: Sakura-doki Onna Gyôretsu
Theater: Nakamura
桜時女行列
 中村

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

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: 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