Dashing Men in a Contest of Style (Date sugata ikiji kurabe): Actors

「伊達姿意気地競」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 012-0759 (R), 012-0760 (C), 012-0761 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.3 × 73.4 cm (13 7/8 × 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38785a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

右 「伊達姿意気地競」「河詰多平衛」「金持金平」「渡辺綱右衛門」「卜部季六」「碓井定八」「溝野十郎左エ門」「保昌庄左エ門」
中 「大島運四郎」「幡随院長兵衛」「まむしの治兵衛」「放駒四郎兵衛」「白柄重右衛門」
 左 「韋駄天仁兵衛」「荒五郎茂兵衛」「夢の一郎兵衛」「大仏三奴」「死人小左エ門」「唐犬十右エ門」「腕の喜三郎」「天狗伝七」「小仏小兵衛」「でっくり清兵衛」「唐犬権兵衛」「金神長五郎」

Signed

Toyokuni monjin Kunimasa ga (on right sheet), Ichijusai Kunimasa ga (on center and left sheets)
一寿斎国政画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、渡辺
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