Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Sano Jirozaemon and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Yatsuhashi of the Nakamanjiya

「佐野次郎左エ門」五代目市川海老蔵、「中万字屋八ツ橋」三代目岩井 粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25 cm (14 1/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40190

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Yukari no Hana Iro mo Yoshiwara
Play (main feature): Kurabekoshi Ise Monogatari
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:衣笠、渡辺
彫師:彫竹

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