Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Sakingo Yorikane (TR), Iwai Kumesaburô III (?) as Miura no Takao (TL), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Kumokiri Nizaemon (BR), and Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Mizuki Tatsuyo, Actually the Monster of the Cat Stone (Jitsu wa Nekoishi no Kai

「左金吾頼兼」五代坂東彦三郎  「三浦の高尾」三代目岩井粂三郎ヵ  「雲霧仁左衛門」四代目市川小団次  三代目尾上菊五郎、「水木辰世実ハ猫石怪」十三代目市村羽左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
about 1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1)
After Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 24.7 cm (14 1/4 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.1466

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Each of the four small designs is apparently based on a full-sized print; the lower left design corresponds to 11.40174. It is not clear whether the miniature versions are by Kunisada himself or by an imitator.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
彫師:なし
版元:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock