Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô IV as Ukita Sakingo and Sawamura Sôjûrô III as the Ghost of Takao, with chanters Tomimoto Itsukidayû and Tomimoto Awatayû, and accompanist Sasaki Ichishirô

四代目松本幸四郎の浮田左近吾、三代目沢村宗十郎の高尾の幽魂、富本斎宮太夫、富本綾太夫、佐々木市四郎

Japanese
Edo period
1788 (Tenmei 8), autumn
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0860; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #111, and pl. 71

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.8 x 26.8 cm (15 1/4 x 10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13921

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.13921, 21.5476

Play: Ominaeshi Sugata no Hatsuaki
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Kiyonaga ga
清長画

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