Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Urazato and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Tokijirô, from the series Comparisons of Lovers, a Collection of Ballads (Koi awase, hauta-zukushi)

「恋合 端唄尽」 「浦里」三代目岩井粂三郎、「時治郎」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sasaya Matabei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.8 cm (14 3/4 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.881

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.881, *11.22424 (deaccessioned in 2012)

Signed

Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
任好豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 6 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:申六改
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock