Actors Bandô Shûka I as the Nun Narukami (Onna Narukami Zenni), with Arashi Kangorô I in an unidentified role

「女鳴神尼」初代坂東しうか、嵐冠五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 6th month
Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-2405

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35 x 23.4 cm (13 3/4 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38309

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kumo no Uwasa Onna Narukami
Theater: Kawarazaki

雲艶女鳴神(くものうわさおんななるかみ)
 河原崎

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 6
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino
改印:改、寅六
彫師:彫巳の

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