Actors Onoe Kikujirô II as the Ghost (Yûkon) of Takao and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Kinugawa Tanizô

「高尾ゆうこん」二代目尾上菊次郎、「絹川谷蔵」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kazusaya Iwazô (Iwakichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.2 x 37 cm (9 15/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40869

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki
Theater: Kawarazaki
伊達競阿国戯場(だてくらべおくにかぶき)
河原崎
嘉永02 (1849)・03

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

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