Actors Iwai Shijaku I as Yamauba (R) and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Kaidômaru (L), with musicians Kishizawa Hachigorô (?), Kishizawa Tomojirô (?), Tokiwazu Komojidayû (?) (R), Tokiwazu Isedayû, and Tokiwazu Okatayû (L)

「山姥 岩井紫若」(初代)、「岸沢八五郎」、「岸沢友次郎」、「常磐津小文字太夫」  「快童丸 岩井粂三郎」(三代目)、「常磐津伊勢太夫」、「常磐津岡太夫」  「常磐津伊勢太夫、常磐津小文字太夫、松太夫改常磐津岡太夫、岸沢八五郎、岸沢友次郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1836 (Tenpô 7), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.5 x 49.7 cm (14 3/8 x 19 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40701a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Kaite Mitsu Ôgi no E-awase
Scene: Ashigara ni Yuki no Hôkigi
Play: Kazashi no Hana Shibai no Sangatsu
Theater: Nakamura

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