Actors Bandô Shûka I as Koheiji's Wife (Nyôbô) Otsuka (R), Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Adachi Sakurô (C), Asao Okuyama III as Gensaibô, and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Ghost (Bôrei) of Koheiji (L)

「小平次女房お塚」初代坂東しうか 「安達左九郎」四代目坂東彦三郎 「現西坊」三代目浅尾奥山、「小平次亡霊」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mem. Mus., Edo yôkai dai zukan (2014), #118

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 73.9 cm (14 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.29197-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.29197 (center), 11.29198 (right), 11.29199 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.29197-9, 11.44090a-c

Play (second feature): Kaidan Kohada Koheiji
Play (main feature): Go Taiheiki Shiraishi Banashi
Theater: Kawarazaki
怪談小幡小平治(かいだんこはだこへいじ)
碁太平記白石噺(ごたいへいきしらいしばなし)
河原崎、二番目大切
 1853(嘉永06)、09・17

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Ox 8
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Shôji (on left sheet only)
改印:衣笠、村田、丑八
彫師:彫庄治

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