Actors Arashi Rikan III as Kuzunoha-hime (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Abe no Yasuna, and Arashi Rikan III as the Footman (Yakko) Yokanbei (L)

「葛の葉姫」三代目嵐璃寛  「安部の保名」八代目市川団十郎、「奴与かん平」三代目嵐璃寛

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 49.7 cm (14 3/16 x 19 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43787a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Ashiya Dôman Ôuchi Kagami
Play (main feature): Jiraiya Gôketsu Monogatari
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松
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