Actors Nakamura Utaemon IV as Ghost (Bôrei) of Iga Shikibunojô Mitsukage, Bandô Shûka I as Shundô Shinzaemon's Wife (Nyôbô) Otoki (R), and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Iga no Kotarô Tomoyuki (L)

「伊賀式部之丞光景ノ亡霊」四代目中村歌右衛門、「春藤新左衛門女房お時」初代坂東しうか  「伊賀ノ小太郎朝行」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.4 x 48.4 cm (13 15/16 x 19 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43897a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Meiyo Jinsei Roku
Theater: Ichimura
名誉仁政録(めいよじんせいろく)
市村、二まく目
 1852、嘉永05

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat 6
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松、子六
彫師:なし

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