Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VI as Ebijako no jû and Iwai Hanshirô IV as Mikazuki Osen (?)

ゑびじやこの十 「市川団十郎」(六代目)、三日月おせんヵ  「岩井半四郎」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1798 (Kansei 10), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 26 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.14466

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (kaomise): Hana to Mimasu Yoshino no Miyuki
Theater: Nakamura
花三升吉野深雪(はなとみますよしののみゆき)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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: 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