Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Satomi Shurinosuke (R), Onoe Kikugorô III as the Ghosts (Kai) of both Fusehime and Yatsufusa (C), and Ichikawa Ebizô V as Kanamari Daisuke (L)

「里見修理之助 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目) 「ふせ姫・八ツ房ノ怪 尾上菊五郎」(三代目) 「金碗大助 市川海老蔵」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1836 (Tenpô 7)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Chôzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 73.2 cm (14 1/8 x 28 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43427a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: *11.29182 (left sheet only; deaccessioned in 2012), 11.43427a-c

Play: Hakkenden Uwasa no Takadono
Theater: Morita
八犬伝評判楼閣(はっけんでんうわさのたかどの)
森田
 1836、天保07、04・24

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