Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Yamauba (R), Iwai Hanshirô VI as Sakata Kaidômaru (C), and Mimasu Gennosuke I as Suetake (L)

「山姥 市川海老蔵」(五代目)  「坂田くわゐ童丸 岩井半四郎」(六代目)  「季武 三枡源之助」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), intercalary 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 32.9 x 67.1 cm (12 15/16 x 26 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40617a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Iro Masu ya Shigure no Yamayama
Play (main feature): Tanomi Aru Gohiiki no Tsuna
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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