Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Hisakata-hime, Arashi Kichisaburô III as Kimura Tatewaki (R), and Nakamura Tomijûrô II as the Spirit of the Earth Spider (Tsuchigumo no sei) (L)

「久かた姫」三代目岩井粂三郎、「木村帯刀」三代目嵐吉三郎 「土蜘の精」二代目中村富十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-5592 (R), 101-5593 (C), 101-5594 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35 x 48.5 cm (13 3/4 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22489a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Center and left sheets of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.22489a-b (center and left sheets), 2016.1300 (right and center sheets)

Play: Oguri Hangan Kuruma Kaidô
Play (main feature): Kana Kyôdai Musume no Adauchi
Theater: Ichimura
小栗判官車街道(おぐりはんがんくるまかいどう)
仮名☆☆娘復讐(かなきょうだいむすめのあだうち)
市村、大詰
 1853、嘉永06

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Ox 9
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ta (?)
改印:浜、馬込、丑九
彫師:彫多ヵ

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