A Fan of Onoe Kikugorô III, from the series Comparison of the Fans of Current Actors (Tôsei haiyû hiiki kurabe)

「当世俳優贔屓競」 三代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1820s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iwatoya Kisaburô (Eirindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.42346

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Konomi ni makase Gototei Kunisada ga

任好五渡亭国貞画

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