The Old Story of the Female Seigen (Mukashigatari Onna Seigen): Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Hanako no mae, later Seigen-ni (R), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Yoshida Matsuwakamaru (L)

「昔語女清玄」 三代目岩井粂三郎の清玄尼 八代目市川団十郎の松若丸

Japanese
Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.8 x 48.8 cm (14 1/8 x 19 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.3216.6-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 17.3216.6 (left), 17.3216.7 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.39062a-c (complete triptych, key block), 11.43775a-b (two left sheets, color), 17.3216.6-7 (two left sheets, color)

Play: Butai no Hana Yayoi no Irodoki
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)

応需豊国画 梓元の応需豊国画

Markings

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

改印:村松、吉村
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection