Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国) (artist 1786 – 01/12/1865)

Bandō Hikosaburō IV (坂東彦三郎) on right as Ryoshi Tsunazo (猟師綱蔵) and Onoe Tamizō II (尾上多見蔵) as a long necked monster disguised as the koshimoto Otsuru ( 腰元おつる) - from the play Kasane Ōgi Chiyo no Matsuwaka (重扇寿松若)

Print


ca 1830 – 1835
19 in x 14.188 in (Overall dimensions) color woodblock print

Signed: Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画
Publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
(Marks 595 - seal 04-007)
Censor's seal: kiwame
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - the whole triptych
Waseda University - center panel, i.e., left panel here
Waseda University -right panel
Victoria and Albert Museum - a related 1857 print by Toyokuni III
Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen, Leiden - a similar Kunisada print probably from the same performance
Waseda University -left panel of the triptych
Royal Museums of Art and History, Belgium (via Cultural Japan) - right-hand panel only

The scene being portrayed is The Long-necked Ghost (Rokorokubi Ōatari - ろくろ首大あたり).


Yamamotoya Heikichi (山本屋平吉) (publisher)
Yamamotoya Heikichi (山本屋平吉) (publisher)
actor prints (yakusha-e - 役者絵) (genre)
Onoe Tamizō II (二代目尾上多見蔵: 11/1820-1848; 1850-November, 1885) (actor)
Yūrei-zu (幽霊図 - ghosts demons monsters and spirits) (genre)
Bandō Hikosaburō IV (四代目坂東彦三郎) (actor)