Actors in Yotsuya Kaidan Kikigaki: Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Sakata no Kurando Tokiyuki (TR), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Hagino Yaegiri (TL), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Satô Yomoshichi (BR), and Bandô Shûka I as Yomoshichi's Wife (Nyôbô) Osode (BL)

「四谷怪談聞書」「坂田の蔵人時行」八代目市川団十郎、「萩野八重きり」十二代目市村羽左衛門、「佐藤与茂七」四代目市川小団次、「与茂七女房お袖」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.5 cm (14 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40320

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.40320, 11.40321

Play (interval): Komochi Yamanba (the two figures in the upper row)
Play (main feature): Manete Mimasu Yotsuya no Kikigaki (the two figures in the lower row)
Theater: Ichimura
嫗山姥(こもちやまんば)、廓はなしの段 常磐津、竹本
当三升四谷聞書(まねてみますよつやのききがき)
市村、一番目と二番目の間
 1848、嘉永01、09・28

坂田の蔵人時行・荻野八重ぎりは「嫗山姥」、佐藤与茂七・与茂七女房お袖は「当三升四谷聞書」に該当。

Signed

Ôju Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga
應需一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、衣笠
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: 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