Actors Nakamura Tomijûrô II as Jimori no Jigoku and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Zen Master Ikkyû (Ikkyû Zenji) (inset), and Nakamura Fukusuke I as a Crossdressing Candy Peddler (Oman-ga-ame)

「地守ノ地獄」二代目中村富十郎、「一休禅師」・「おまんヶ飴」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 24.7 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.22053

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (finale of Part 2): Uta no Shiori Meisho no Eawase
Play (main feature): Ehon Sarashina Monogatari
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 7
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:改、寅七
彫師:彫竹

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