Actors Nakamura Utaemon IV as Igami no Gonta and Bandô Shûka I as His Wife (Nyôbô) Kosen

「ゐかみの権太」四代目中村歌右衛門、「女ほう小せん」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Hikotarô (Shôgendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 25 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40197

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Goban Tadanobu Yuki no Nachiguro
Theater: Ichimura
碁盤忠信雪黒石(ごばんただのぶゆきのなちぐろ)
市村
 1848、嘉永01、11・09

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga
應需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、衣笠
彫師:なし

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