Calligraphy and Painting Party on the Upper Floor of the Manpachi Restaurant, Part 2 (Onajiku sono ni): Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô V, Mimasu Gennosuke I, Iwai Hanshirô V, unidentified actor, Segawa Kikunojô V, Kataoka Nizaemon VII, and Onoe Kikugorô III

(万八楼上書画会筵の図) 「おなしく其弐」 五代目松本幸四郎、初代三枡源之助、五代目岩井半四郎、?、五代目瀬川菊之丞、七代目片岡仁左衛門、三代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #68; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #68

Dimensions

19 x 25.3 cm (7 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26724

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Two sheets forming a pair: 11.26724 (sheet 2), 11.26725 (sheet 1)

Signed

Tôjuen Kunisada ga
桃樹園国貞画

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: August 3, 1911)

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