Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as the Spirit (Rei) of Akugenta Yoshihira (R), Ichikawa Komazô VII as Onzôshi Imawakamaru, Nakamura Fukusuke I as Shizunome Ofuku (C), and Arashi Kichisaburô III as Tomoyanagi Shichirô (L)

「悪源太義平ノ霊」八代目市川団十郎 「御曹子今若丸」七代目市川高麗蔵、「賎の女おふく」初代中村福助  「友柳七郎」三代目嵐吉三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Negishi, "Sandai Toyokuni yakusha-e...," in Ukiyo-e geijutsu 154 (2007), p. 43, fig. 13

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.9 x 77.8 cm (14 15/16 x 30 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44140a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Megumi no Iro Furisode Genji
Play (main feature): Aoto-zôshi
Theater: Ichimura
潤嬬児源氏(めぐみのいろふりそでげんじ)
青砥稿(あおとぞうし)
市村、二番目
 1854、嘉永07、10・14

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 10
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、寅十
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