Portraits of Ôboshi Yuranosuke (R) and Ôboshi Rikiya (L) in Act XI of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chûshingura jûichidanme)

「仮名手本忠臣蔵十一段目 夜討人数ノ頭領 大星由良之助肖像」 「仮名手本忠臣蔵十一段目 夜討人数ノ内 大星力弥 肖像」

Japanese
Edo period
late 1820s (late Bunsei era)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.5 x 51 cm (14 3/4 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40127a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on right sheet), Ôju Gototei Kunisada ga (on left sheet)
五渡亭国貞画 応需五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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