Actors Bandô Shûka I as Watashimori (inset), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Ghost of Nowaki-hime, and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Takenuki Gorô

「渡し守」初代坂東しうか、「野分姫の霊」四代目市川小団次、「竹抜五郎」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26 x 38 cm (10 1/4 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25913

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kaidan Sumidagawa
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga

応需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:村松、吉村
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