Actors Arashi Rikan III as Kannon-in Genan Kyûsuke, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Kannon-in Deshi Hôsaku, unidentified actor as Osan Babaa (R), and Bando Shûka I as the Female Pilgrim (Onna junrei) Osen, Actually the Bandit (Tozoku) Hitomaru Oroku (L)

「観音院下男久介」三代目嵐璃寛、「観音院弟子法策」 四代目市川小団次」、「お三ばゝア」  「女巡礼おせん 実ハ盗賊人丸お六 」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Mitaya Kihachi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.3 x 50.8 cm (14 5/16 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

11.38409a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Azuma Kudari Gojûsan Tsugi
Theater: Kawarazaki
吾孺下五十三駅(あずまくだりごじゅうさんつぎ)
河原崎
 1854、嘉永07、08・08

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 7
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、寅七
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