Actors Ichikawa Danzô V as Shundô Jirozaemon (R) and Ichimura Uzaemon as Shundô Shinshichi (L)

「春藤二郎右衛門 市川団蔵」(五代目)   「春藤新七 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1834 (Tenpô 5), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-6409 (R), 100-6410 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.8 x 49.7 cm (14 1/2 x 19 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40654a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Oriawase Tsuzure no Nishiki
Theater: Ichimura
織合襤褸錦(おりあわせつづりのにしき)
 市村

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
五渡亭国貞画

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