Actors Ichikawa Udanji I as the Wife (Nyôbô) Oiwa (R) and Mimasu Daigorô V as Tamiya Izaemon ((L) in Tôkaidô Yotsuya Kaidan

「東海道四ッ谷怪談」 「女房お岩 市川右団二」(初代)  「民谷伊左衛門 三枡大五郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1870 (Meiji 3), 8th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 121

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.5 x 36.4 cm (9 5/8 x 14 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36118a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tôkaidô Yotsuya Kaidan
Theater: Kado
東海道四谷怪談(とうかいどうよつやかいだん)
 角

Signed

Yoshitaki hitsu (on each sheet)
芳瀧筆

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