Actors Iwai Hanshirô V as Nakai Omatsu (R) and Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Fujikawa Mizuemon (L)

「仲居おまつ 岩井半四郎」(五代目)  「藤川水右衛門 市川団十郎」(七代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1826 (Bunsei 9), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Sadakage I (Japanese, active about 1818–1844), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.8 x 52.8 cm (14 7/8 x 20 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37247a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Fujikawa-bune Noriai-banashi
Theater: Nakamura
藤川船☆話(ふじかわぶねよりあいばなし)
 中村

Signed

Gokotei Sadakage ga (on each sheet)
五湖亭貞景画

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