Actors Onoe Tamizô II as Iwanaga Saemon and Onoe Kikujirô II as Akoya, in the Scene of Torture by Koto in The Battle of Dan-no-ura (Dan-no-ura Kabuto Gunki, Kotozeme no dan), from the series Parodies of Famous Titles (Mitate gedai zukushi)

「見立外題尽 檀の浦兜軍記 琴責の段」「岩永左衛門」二代目尾上多見蔵、二代目尾上菊次郎のあこや

Japanese
Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Wazseda db 100-4074 (R) and 100-4075 (L, not in MFA); Kuniyoshi Project db (complete diptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.3 cm (14 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38422

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete diptych.

Play: Chûshin Meimei Kikigaki Zôshi
Play: Dannoura Kabuto Gunki
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、村田
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