Actors Onoe Baikô IV as Gentô's Wife (Tsuma) Kôshôjo, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Ghost of Abe no Nakamaro (R), Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Kibi Daijin (C), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Hakuri Kibi, and Arashi Otohachi III as Gekan Jaman (L)

「玄東妻隆昌女」四代目尾上梅幸、「安部の仲麿の霊」四代目市川小団次 「吉備大臣」四代目坂東彦三郎 「羽栗吉備」四代目市川小団次、「下官ジヤマン」三代目嵐音八

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izutsuya Shôkichi, Japanese


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 72.8 cm (14 x 28 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44037a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kin’u Gyokuto Wakoku no Irifune
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松
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