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
Vertical ôban triptych; 36.6 x 74 cm (14 7/16 x 29 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No performance found that corresponds to this scene. Possibly made to celebrate Ebizô’s return to Edo in the third month of 1850.
Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (on right and left sheets), Ôju Toyokuni ga (on center sheet)
Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection