Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as Kagokaki Yotsuyu no Jirozô, actually the Ghost (Bôrei) of Ôtô no Miya (R), and Iwai Hanshirô V as Jirozô's Wife (Nyôbô) Oyuki, actually the Ghost of Kureha (L)

かごかき夜つゆの次郎蔵実大塔の宮の亡霊 「坂東三津五郎」(三代目) 次郎蔵女房お雪実ハ呉羽の亡霊 「岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1817 (Bunka 14), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ezakiya Kichibei (Tenjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.5 x 49.7 cm (14 3/8 x 19 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15774-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.15774 (right), 11.15775 (left)

Play (finale of Part 2): Adana Yatsushi Tsumoru Mutsugoto
Play (main feature): Hana to Fubuki Wagô Taiheiki
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

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: August 3, 1911)

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