Actors Bandô Shûka I as Seitaka Dôji, Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as the Fudô of Mount Narita (R), Ichikawa Kuzô II as Kongara Dôji, and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Misuji no Tsunagorô (L)

制多伽童子 初代坂東しうか、成田山不動明王 八代目市川団十郎  矜迦羅童子 二代目市川九蔵、「三すじの綱五郎」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 34.8 x 47.3 cm (13 11/16 x 18 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38388a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Genji Moyô Furisode Hinagata
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、渡辺、シタ売
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