Actors Bandô Shuka I as Okaru (R) and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Teraoka Heiemon (L)

「おかる」初代坂東しうか  「寺岡平右衛門」八代目市川団十

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Tanbaya Hanjirô (Tanhan) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.4 x 49 cm (13 15/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38392a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、馬込
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