Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Sakata Kintoki (R), Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Minamoto Yorimitsu Ason, Onoe Baikô IV as the Spirit of the Earth Spider (Tsuchigumo no seirei) (C), and Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Watanabe Genji Tsuna (L)

「坂田金時」五代目市川海老蔵 「源頼光朝臣」五代目沢村長十郎、「土蜘蛛の精霊」四代目尾上梅幸 「渡辺源次綱」四代目坂東彦三郎

Japanese
Edo period
about 1850 (Kaei 3)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Miyakozawa


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.6 x 74 cm (14 7/16 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44040a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No performance found that corresponds to this scene. Possibly made to celebrate Ebizô’s return to Edo in the third month of 1850.

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (on right and left sheets), Ôju Toyokuni ga (on center sheet)

梓元の応需豊国画 応需豊国画

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: 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