Poem by Nakatsukasa: (Actor Onoe Kikugorô III as) the Ghost of Yasukata (Yasukata no bôrei), from the series Comparisons for Thirty-six Selected Poems (Mitate sanjûrokkasen no uchi)

「見立三十六歌撰之内 中務 安方ノ亡霊」 三代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mem. Mus., Edo yôkai dai zukan (2014), #151

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.42667

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.36779.72, 11.42667

Inscription

Poem: Akikaze no/ fuku ni tsurete mo/ towanu ka na/ hagi no ha naraba/ oto wa shite maji
「穐風の 吹につれても とわぬかな 萩の葉ならは 音はしてまし」

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 11
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take
改印:米良、渡辺、子十一
彫師:横川彫竹

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