Actors, from right: Ichikawa Udanji I as the Ghost of Hôkaibô, Kataoka Gadô III as Tonoinosuke, Onoe Taganojô II as Okumi, and JItsukawa Yaozô I as Okan, in Memories of the Sumida River (Sumidagawa no Omokage)

「隅田川続俤」 「法界坊霊 市川右団次」(初代)  「宿位之助 片岡我童」(三代目)  「おくみ 尾上多賀之丞」(二代目)  「おかん 実川八百蔵」(初代)

Japanese
Meiji era
1874 (Meiji 7), 5th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 122; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #493

Dimensions

Vertical chûban tetraptych; 24.2 x 70.8 cm (9 1/2 x 27 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35507a-d

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sumidagawa no Omokage (Memories of the Sumida River)
Theater: Kado
隅田川続俤
 角

Signed

Yoshitaki hitsu (on each sheet)
芳瀧筆

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