Actors Nakamura Kanjaku II as Tamiya Iemon (R), Arashi Rikaku II as His Wife (Nyôbô) Oiwa (C), Fujikawa Tomokichi III as Konbei's Wife (Nyôbô) Osode, and Nakamura Jakuemon I as Naosuke Konbei (L), in Yotsuya Kaidan

「四谷怪談」 「民谷伊右衛門 中村翫雀」(二代目)  「女房お岩 嵐璃珏(二代目)」  「女房お袖 藤川友吉」(三代目)、「直介紺兵へ 中むら雀右衛門」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 8th month
Artist Hasegawa Munehiro (Japanese, active 1848–1867)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 113; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #345

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych; 24.2 x 54.3 cm (9 1/2 x 21 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35990a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tôkaidô Yotsuya Kaidan
Theater: Chikugo

Signed

Munehiro (on each sheet)

宗広

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