Actors Bandô Shûka I as Satomi's Daughter (Sokujo) Fuse-hime (R), Sawamura Chôjûrô V as the Ghost (Rei) of the Dog Yatsufusa (C), Seki Sanjûrô III as Kanemari Daisuke, and Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Satomi Yoshizane (L)

「里見息女伏姫」初代坂東しうか  「八房の霊 」五代目沢村長十郎  「金毬大助」三代目関三十郎、 「里見義実」五代目沢村長十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kagaya Yasubei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-4302 (R), 201-4303 (C), 201-4740 (L); Chiba Museum, Hakkenden no sekai (2008), #81

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 x 72.4 cm (14 1/16 x 28 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.45011a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Satomi Hakkenden
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、渡辺
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