Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô V as Karukaya Dôshin and Sawamura Genpei II as Ishidômaru

「苅萱桑門」五代目沢村宗十郎、「石動丸」二代目沢村源平

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 7th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Related print: Waseda db 100-8165

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.1 x 25.8 cm (13 13/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38401

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Written in by hand is thename “Sawamura Tosshô,” the previous name of the actor who became Sawamura Sôjûrô V in 1844.7.

Play: Zôho Tsukushi no Iezuto
Theater: Kawarazaki
増補筑紫☆(ぞうほつくしのいえづと)
河原崎
嘉永01 (1848)・07・29

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
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