Actor Arashi Kichisaburô III as the Master (Teishu) of Sagamiya

「相模屋亭主」三代目嵐吉三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 25.6 cm (14 3/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29243

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.21343-5 (complete), 11.29243 (right sheet only)

Play (second feature): Sodegaura Kokyô no Nishiki
Play (main feature): Soga Moyô Kameyama-zome
Theater: Kawarazaki

Play (second feature): Sodegaura Kokyô no Nishiki
Play (main feature): Soga Moyô Kameyama-zome
Theater: Kawarazaki
袖浦故郷錦(そでがうらこきょうのにしき)
蝶鵆亀山染(そがもようかめやまぞめ)
河原崎、二番目
 1855、安政02

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 7
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯七
彫師:なし

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