Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Yamauba (R) and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Kaidômaru (L)

「山姥」八代目市川団十郎 「怪童丸」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.2 x 48.8 cm (14 1/4 x 19 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29969-70

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.29969 (left), 11.29970 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.29969-70, 11.43907a-b

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Takigi Ôyuki Ma no Ichikawa
Play (main feature): Azuma Dairi Hana mo Yoshikado
Theater: Kawarazaki
薪荷雪間の市川(たきぎおうゆきまのいちかわ) 常磐津
東都内裡花能門(あずまだいりはなもよしかど)
河原崎、二番目大切
 1848、嘉永01、11・04

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)
一陽斎豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画

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: 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