Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as the Palanquin Bearer Azuma no Jirosaku, Actually the Ghost of Ôtô no Miya, and Iwai Hanshirô V as Jirosaku's Wife Oyuki, Actually the Ghost of Kureha

かごかき吾つまの次郎作実ハ大塔の宮の亡霊 「坂東三津五郎」(三代目)、次郎作女房お雪実ハ呉羽の亡霊 「岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1817 (Bunka 14), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iwatoya Kisaburô (Eirindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25 cm (14 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15087

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (finale of Part 2): Ada na Yatsushi Tsumoru Mutsugoto
Play (main feature): Hana to Fubuki Wagô Taiheiki
Theater: Nakamura
仇略積睦言(あだなやつしつもるむつごと) 常磐津
花雪和合太平記(はなとふぶきわごうたいへいき)
中村、二番目大切
 1817、文化14、11・01

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

No censor's seal

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