Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Yamauba (R) and Seki Sanjûrô II as Kintarô (L)

「山うば 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)  「金太郎 関三十郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1812 (Bunka 9), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 39.9 x 53.4 cm (15 11/16 x 21 in.)

Accession Number

11.22860-1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22860 (left), 11.22861 (right)

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Momiji no Sode Nagori no Nishiki-e
Play (main feature): Komochi Yamauba
Theater: Nakamura
紅葉袖名残錦絵(もみじのそでなごりのにしきえ)
嫗山姥(こもちやまうば)
 中村、二番目大切

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Murataya Jirôbei
改印:極、邑二(村田屋治朗兵衛)

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