Actors Bandô Shûka I as Yamanaya Urazato and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Kasugaya Tokijirô in Akegarasu

「明からす」 「山名屋浦里」初代坂東しうか、「春日屋時次郎」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Minatoya Kohei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.5 x 23.8 cm (13 9/16 x 9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.39026

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) featuring recently deceased actors.
 見立

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 4
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯四
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