Actors Bandô Shûka I as Tasogare (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Ashikaga Jirô no kimi (C), and Fujikawa Kayû III as the Living Ghost of Akogi (Akogi no ikiryô) (L)

「たそかれ」初代坂東しうか 「足利冶郎ノ君」八代目市川団十郎 「阿古木の生霊」三代目藤川花友

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), pl. 217

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.6 x 75.4 cm (14 7/16 x 29 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29566-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.29566 (right), 11.29567 (left), 11.29568 (center)

MFA impressions: 11.29566-8, 11.44063a-c

Play: Genji Moyô Furisode Hinagata
Theater: Ichimura
源氏模様娘雛形(げんじもようふりそでひながた)
 市村座

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松
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: 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