Actor Fujikawa Kayû III as Kashiwagi, in The Fifty-three Stations: Haunting at Okazaki Station (Gojûsan tsugi no uchi Okazaki shuku no yôkai)

「五十三次乃内岡崎」「柏木」三代目藤川花友

Japanese
Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Jôshûya Jûshichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 23.7 cm (14 3/8 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29100

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 triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.29100 (right sheet only), 11.29230-2 (complete triptych), 17.3216.5 (center sheet only)

Play: Onoe Kikugorô Ichidai Banashi
Theater: Ichimura
尾上梅寿一代噺(おのえきくごろういちだいばなし)
市村
 1847、弘化04、07・25

辻番付には「掃部之助妻柏木」とあるが、絵本番付には該当する役名なし。

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga
應需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村松、吉村
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: 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