Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Ghost (Rei) of Kozakura Tôgô and as the Tea Server (Chadô) Inba, Actually (Jitsu wa) the Ghost of Tôgô (R), Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Orikoshi Tairyô, Iwai Kumesaburô III as the Secret Mistress (Myô) Katsuragi, and Ichikawa

「浅倉当吾の霊」四代目市川小団次、「茶道印馬実ハ当吾霊」四代目市川小団次  「織越大領」四代目坂東彦三郎、「妙桂木」三代目岩井粂三郎、「こし元桜木実当吾の霊」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kazusaya Iwazô (Iwakichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.2 x 51 cm (14 1/4 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28691-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.28691 (left), 11.28692 (right)

Play: Higashiyama Sakura Zôshi
Theater: Nakamura
東山桜荘子(ひがしやまさくらぞうし)
 中村

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松
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