Actors Segawa Kikunojô V as Fox Kuzunoha (Kuzunoha kitsune), Hagino Tôjûrô as the Abe Child (Abe no dôji) (R), and Onoe Kikugorô III as Yakanbei (L)

「葛の葉狐 瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)、「安部の童子」萩野藤十郎 「やかん平 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Matsumura Tatsuemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.8 x 50.8 cm (14 7/8 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

11.22239-40

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22239 (left), 11.22240 (right)

Play (finale): Ashiya Dôman Ôuchi Kagami
Play (main feature): Tôkaidô Yotsuya Kaidan
Theater: Nakamura
芦屋道満大内鑑(あしやどうまんおおうちかがみ)
東海道四谷怪談(とうかいどうよつやかいだん)
中村、大切
 1827、文政10、09・18

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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