Actors Ichikawa Nenosuke II as Shinsuke (inset), Nakayama Shinkurô IV as Tamiya Iemon (R), and Onoe Kikugorô III as the Ghost (Onryô) of Oiwa (L)

「新介 市川子之助」(二代目)、「民谷伊右衛門 一蝶改中山新九郎」(四代目)  「おいわ怨霊 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1826 (Bunsei 9), 1st month
Artist Shunshosai Hokuchô (Japanese, active 1822–1830), Publisher Wataya Kihei (Wataki) (Japanese), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 95; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #187

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.5 x 50.4 cm (14 3/4 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35322-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.35322 (right), 11.35323 (left)

Play: Irohagana Yotsuya Kaidan
Theater: Kado

Signed

Shunkôsai monjin Shunshosai Hokuchô ga (on each sheet)

春好斎門人春曙斎北頂画

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