Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Kamiya Iemon and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Ghost of Oiwa (Oiwa no bôkon)

「神谷伊右衛門」八代目市川団十郎、「於岩のぼうこん」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24.7 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.38303

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Manete Mimasu Yotsuya no Kikigaki
Theater: Ichimura
当三升四谷聞書(まねてみますよつやのききがき)
市村、一番目
嘉永01 (1848)・09・28

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、衣笠
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