Actors Bandô Shûka I as Onna Narukami (R), Bandô Takesaburô I as Tômanosuke (C), Asao Okuyama III as Kokuun-ni, and Ichikawa Dannosuke V as Hakuun-ni (L)

「女鳴神」初代坂東しうか 「当麻之助」初代坂東竹三郎 「黒雲尼」三代目浅尾奥山、「白雲尼」五代目市川団之助

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 5th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 76.2 cm (14 9/16 x 30 in.)

Accession Number

11.44142a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (finale of Part 2): Kumo no Uwaki Onna Narukami
Play (main feature): Kaikei Dengajaya-mura
Theater: Kawarazaki
雲艶女鳴神(くものうわきおんななるかみ) 富本
会稽殿下茶屋聚(かいけいでんがちゃやむら)
河原崎、二番目大切
 1854、嘉永07、06・14

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 5
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Komakichi
改印:改、寅五
彫師:彫駒吉

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