Actor Onoe Tamizô II (in Eight Roles) in the Play Yae Kokonoe Hana no Sugata-e: (right column) Thunder God (Kaminari), Hunter (Karishi), Unmarried Girl (Musume), (center column) Yasuna, Gorô Tokimune, (left column) the Queen Mother of the West (Seiôbô), T

「八重九重花姿絵 尾上多見蔵相勤申候」(二代目尾上多見蔵の八役) 「神なり」「せい王母」「保名」「猟し」「五郎時宗」「茶や廻り」「おそめ」「ひよふたんおさへ」

Japanese
Edo period
1841 (Tenpô 12), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Echizenya Heizaburô


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-6991

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25.8 cm (14 5/8 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36737

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (Jôruri, finale of Part 2): Yae Kokonoe Hana no Sugata-e
Play (main feature): Tenjiku Tokubei Banri no Irifune
Theater: Nakamura
天竺徳兵衛万里船(てんじくとくべえばんりのいりふね)
八重九重花姿絵(やえここのえはなのすがたえ) 常磐津、富本、長唄
 中村、二番目大切

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

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: 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