Actors Arashi Rikaku II as Satô Yomoshichi (R), Nakamura Kanjaku II as Tamiya Iemon (M), and Nakamura Jakuemon I as Naosuke Konbei (L), in Tôkaidô Yotsuya Kaidan

「東街道四谷怪談」 「佐藤与茂七 嵐璃珏」(二代目)  「民谷伊右衛門 中むら翫雀」(二代目)  「直介紺兵へ 中村雀右衛門」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 8th month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 113; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #061; Kitagawa et al 2006, #45

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 24.2 x 53.9 cm (9 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36164a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tôkaidô Yotsuya Kaidan
Theater: Chikugo

Signed

Yoshitaki ga (on each sheet)

芳瀧画

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: 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